Dating during a divorce
When you file for a no-fault divorce—or divorce based on irretrievable breakdown—your spouse’s adultery won’t matter much.But if you’ve filed for a fault divorce based on adultery, your spouse's live-in boyfriend will certainly help prove your case.
Of course, one obvious reason is your own emotional well-being.And while I'd never want to throw cold water on a budding romance, I have some words of wisdom that I'd like to share.I have an immense amount of experience helping individuals and couples make it through the divorce process. You want to lay the groundwork for a new, strong relationship while you're in a "good place" emotionally, psychologically and perhaps even financially, too.Others start dating right away, as a distraction or to combat feelings of loneliness.And in some cases, an affair triggered the divorce.Although marital misconduct is not a factor in alimony claims or property division in the state of Colorado, your spouse may seek vengance during the give-and-take negotiations of the divorce process by battling vigorously over how to split the marital estate, or worse, the custody of the children.
If you have children, it is especially vital to keep cordial relations with your spouse, as you will ideally still need to be in constant contact during and after the divorce.
Most states won’t consider fault when dividing property.
However, if one spouse spent thousands on jewelry, clothing, or trips for a lover, a judge will likely consider those expenditures when awarding assets in a divorce.
People view dating after a divorce in different ways.
For some, the hurt of a marriage falling apart is so heartfelt that there is no consideration of dating soon after the dissolution.
Let's start with the bad news: You're on the road to divorce.