Gregory T. Buckley, Attorney at Law | Gregory T. Buckley
Do you have children? If not, it will probably not have any effect on the divorce, since Florida is a no-fault state. If thereare children, your husband could try to show that your morals are lacking if you are dating someone before the divorce is finalized.
Answer Applies to: Florida
Beaulier Law Office | Maury Beaulier
It can - but only if the new significant other has an impact on issues such as custody and parenting time. This may occur if the children are exposed to a person who may be dangerous to them or if the presence of that individual causes confusion or concern with the children.
Answer Applies to: Minnesota
Reeves Law Firm, P.C. | Roy L. Reeves
In Texas there is no such thing as legal separation - in some jurisdictions there is a legal separation statute that says the divorcing parties are legally single during the interim. In jurisdictions with separation statutes you are permitted under law to act single which includes dating, etc. Since we do not have this statute in Texas, you are in the "gray" area of the law. Simply stated, you are either single or married in Texas, there is not half point. So, dating cannot help your case and the effect, if any, will be a direct result of how much issue your spouse makes of it, and the Judge's personal/religious beliefs. My best advice is to simply keep it as low key as possible, DO NOT MOVE IN TOGETHER, if there are children, avoid introductions until the divorce is done, etc. The intent is not to hide your relationship, the intent is to keep it low key enough that it does not draw extra attention.
Answer Applies to: Texas
John E. Kirchner, Attorney at Law | John Kirchner
Not legally. But, the emotional affects of your actions could easily aggravate the situation and make it far more difficult to reach an amicable settlement with your husband - especially if there are children involved. If there are children involved, your dating habits could be considered relevant to the appropriateness of your lifestyle and how that lifestyle impacts the children.
Answer Applies to: Colorado
Law Office of Michael W. Bugni | Jay W. Neff
Dating during the divorce probably will not affect your case. First, the court generally regards the marriage as over once the two of you have separated. Also, the statute says that the court is to make a fair and equitable division of all of the debts and property without regard to what the statute calls "marital misconduct." Therefore, dating should not have an impact upon your case. The one exception to this is if you have children. Generally, the court finds that the divorce process is quite stressful upon children and can be bad for them. Therefore, many courts consider the introduction of new partners to the children, particularly early on in the divorce process to be a further stress that is bad for the children. Therefore, if you are dating and do have children, you would be well advised to keep any new partners away from the children while the divorce is pending.
Answer Applies to: Washington
Cody and Gonillo, LLP | Christine Gonilla
Even if you have both filed pleadings indicating that the marriage has broken down irretrievably, it can give him the opportunity to claim you started dating before the marriage broke down. If you are both dating others then it becomes less of a potential issue.
Answer Applies to: Connecticut
Michael D. Fluke, P.A. | Michael D. Fluke
Unless there are children involved, dating will have very little impact. If there are children involved, dating becomes important. I suggest you consult an experienced Family Law attorney to discuss your case in greater detail and learn all of your rights and options.
Answer Applies to: Florida
Horizons Law Group, LLC | Michelle B. Fitzgerald
Wisconsin is a 'no-fault' divorce state. This means dating or not, it is not used against you in a divorce. Usually when children are involved, it is still a good idea to wait until final agreements are made in the divorce.
Answer Applies to: Wisconsin
Law Office of Patricia Van Haren | Patricia Van Haren
California is a no fault state. Any new relationship will not be a part of your divorce. The only way that a new relationship will be a factor in the divorce is if there are minor children involved and there are issues with the new boyfriend.
Answer Applies to: California
Law Office Of Jody A. Miller | Jody A. Miller
If the new relationship was not the cause of the separation, it probably will not effect the case much. However, the judge can take the behavior of the parties into account when dividing property and debt. Also, if you have minor children, your new relationship can have an effect on that as far as the custody issue. In short, the only ironclad way to not have the relationship affect the divorce is to not have the relationship.
Answer Applies to: Georgia