Why dating during divorce may not be a good idea

By |2022-04-04T19:11:20+00:0006 May 2015|Categories: Divorce|

Why dating during divorce may not be a good idea

The scenario has been played out on soap operas for decades. Marriage between overworked husband and unsatisfied housewife dissolves. After having a terrible fight, housewife finds comfort in someone else. Overworked husband eventually finds out, and tries to take revenge against the new love interest.

For the sake of levity, this scenario also is played out with an overworked wife and a husband who is trying to find himself after making a career change. Regardless, the overriding theme is that dating during the process of a divorce is fraught with problems. This post will identify a few.

Confusion among children – Kids normally want to see mommy and daddy together, since parents are the center of their lives (especially young kids). When parents begin to form new relationships, they may be confused about whether such a relationship is okay, and they may feel pressure about telling the other parent about it.

Increased jealousy – As we alluded to earlier, spouses who may even hate each other may hate it even more seeing their soon-to-be ex moving on without them. When the jealousy of warring spouses erupts, it could lead to protracted litigation. In these situations, no one wins.

Higher litigation costs – When couples fight over things during a divorce, the costs of divorce litigation increases. For example, discovery motions are filed and argued, choosing who should serve as a custody evaluator, and complaints about compliance with temporary custody orders commonly emanate from feelings of jealousy.

If you are in a budding relationship and you are getting divorced, having a conversation with a family law attorney can be helpful.

About the Author:

Dorie Anne Rogers - The Law Offices of Dorie A. Rogers, APC
Dorie A. Rogers, a Family Law Specialist, Certified by the State Bar of California, has been an attorney since 1981 with an exclusive family law practice located in Orange County. She is accepting dissolution cases with support and property issues including the use of forensics to ascertain business value, community interests and to establish monthly case flow analysis. Ms. Rogers has substantial experience in high conflict custody litigation involving sophisticated psychological issues. She drafts premarital and postmarital agreement designed to define and establish parties' separate and community property interests. Paternity cases and domestic violence matters are considered part of her practice. Ms. Rogers is a court-approved and court-appointed to represent minor children.Ms. Rogers consults with individuals concerned about entering or exiting a relationship. She advises effective strategies for dissolution or premarital planning. Knowledge is power and good planning affords better results.Specialties: Family Law Specialist, Certified by the State Bar of California
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