Now, one might wonder whether you should even bother dating a man going through a divorce (or a woman, for that matter).
Isn’t it going to be a risky and super-messy affair?
Dating is never an easy, straightforward affair; and it probably wasn’t meant to be so either!
When you are just getting to know a person, there are many things to consider, and several lines you cannot cross.
Years later, you now realize that the person you married is no longer the right one for you, and you find yourself in the middle of a divorce and custody battle. Instead, the courts recognize two official reasons for a divorce: the incurable insanity of one of the spouses, or irreconcilable differences between the spouses.
You just want it to end so you can start writing the next chapter of your life. Though you are getting a divorce, a new relationship would be considered an extramarital affair until your divorce is final.
Currently, I am using online dating to meet new prospects, though I choose not to date anyone who is going through divorce.
I am divorced and have been for two years and am of the opinion that there is too much other stuff going on in one’s life during a divorce to date, as well.
The relationship has not completely severed, but emotionally you are far apart.
So, from the court’s view, dating another person while you are still married has no effect on spousal support.
Custody battles are often about how you conduct yourself around your child.
Life is messy, complicated, and for the most part, unpredictable.
You may have married your spouse with the feeling that there could not possibly be anyone else for you. Should you go for it, or will starting that next chapter affect the outcome of your case? This means that the court does not concern itself with arguments over why the marriage failed.