Be Careful When Dating Someone New While Your Divorce Is Pending
Every divorce situation is unique. People heal and move forward with their lives at different rates. Some people take time to focus on themselves, while others find fulfillment through meeting other single adults. My role is to meet you where you are in your life.
I am attorney Kathryn Beeman with more than 20 years of experience practicing extensively in Missouri family law. I have seen a wide variety of situations over the past decade, and I am well-prepared to help guide you during this emotionally draining time. Call my law office today at 816-781-4403 to schedule a consultation.
Dating During Divorce As Parents
Naturally, clients often wonder how dating will affect their divorce proceedings. I cautiously warn clients to be careful of dating, especially if children are involved.
A divorce is often a very fragile time for children caught in the middle. Make sure you know someone’s background before introducing them to your kids. If your new girlfriend or boyfriend has a criminal history, your former spouse’s attorney could use this against you to influence the outcome of child custody and visitation rights.
Dating During Divorce 101
Even if children are not involved, be careful about flaunting your relationship status to the other side. Delicate emotions could get in the way, making the other side less open to negotiate with us.
Every judge perceives dating during a divorce differently. Some judges might be concerned that you are spending marital assets on your new boyfriend or girlfriend. This could prompt a judge to deduct from your martial settlement.
For more than 20 years, I have aggressively advocated families with important legal needs. I am well-prepared to help you. Contact my law firm today to schedule a consultation.