However, it is true that dating and relationships during a divorce can have both a legal and practical impact on the family law case.
In this article, we will discuss the main points of impact that may occur and present some tips which will help you avoid problems with your divorce case.
Every once in a while I am asked by clients whether or not they should get into a relationship during the divorce proceeding.
This issue of dating during a divorce can either be a non-issue or a serious one. Our role as family law lawyers is to help guide our clients through a divorce proceeding.
It is a question I am asked often during divorce proceedings: Can I date during my divorce? A new love interest can serve as a welcome distraction during a very rough time in your life.
But, there are some things you need to know about dating during divorce that could affect you, your children, and of course, your divorce case.
North Carolina law still permits an action for “alienation of affection” against a third party whom the plaintiff feels is responsible for ending the marriage.
Matthew Linstroth (see K&S Blog Post, March 17, 2016), is defined as spending money from the marital estate by one spouse for a purpose unrelated to the marriage --- commonly spent on an individual who is not your spouse.Unless that income comes from a non-marital source, a narrowly defined area of the law and one that warrants its own post(s), that money is marital and considered dissipation under Illinois law. improperly used for the sole benefit of one spouse, for a purpose unrelated to the marriage, at a time when the marriage is undergoing an irreconcilable breakdown.” See In re Marriage of O’Neill, 138 Ill. If you believe you can hide such dissipation, be forewarned: attorneys have mechanisms, such as subpoenas at their disposal, which are essentially court orders to entities to release all documents in which a spouse in divorce proceedings has an interest. Go slowly and carefully with your treatment of new or established relationships.In addition, counsel for your spouse will likely depose you or examine you in court under oath, and may also question your romantic interest if relevant, all under the gaze of strangers and your spouse. Not only do you need to return the money and property to the marital estate, you may risk additional sanctions and you have just wasted additional time and attorneys' fees -- not to mention risking your new relationship as these third parties DO NOT want to be dragged into your divorce.2. And consider having your attorney negotiate this terminating event out of the final settlement if possible to avoid the headache of post-decree surveillance and litigation. Putting your children in an uncomfortable situation Children appear resilient, but for many kids, appearing resilient is a mask to guard themselves -- and often you -- from the uncomfortable feelings that accompany the dissolution of their parents' marriage.The best advice that you would get from your Raleigh divorce lawyer is simple—don’t do it.Dating can have both personal and legal consequences that can be harmful to your divorce action.