Am I Allowed to Date Someone New During the Divorce Process?

Often, when spouses get divorced, they consider themselves entirely separated for months before their divorce is finalized. This is why, in some cases, spouses will happen to meet someone new and begin a romantic relationship. Though this is certainly different than “cheating,” the truth is, courts may not see it that way. Please continue reading and reach out to an experienced Los Angeles divorce attorney here at Zitser Family Law Group, APC to learn more about whether you are allowed to date someone new during the divorce process. Here are some of the questions you may have:

Am I allowed to date someone new during my divorce?

We understand that often, dating someone new during a divorce but after you are physically separated from your spouse does not feel as though you are doing anything wrong. However, if your spouse can prove that you started dating another person during the course of your marriage and cites adultery as a fault ground, you may find yourself in a rather precarious situation. Though in most cases, citing adultery as a fault ground doesn’t impact the outcome of a divorce, in some cases, it can. For instance, if your spouse can prove that you spent marital property on the affair, it may have an impact on your alimony agreement. This is why it is simply best to avoid dating until your divorce is finalized or, at the very least, keep your personal business to yourself. Don’t make the mistake of sharing pictures, etc. on social media of your new relationship until your divorce is officially concluded.

What else should I do to keep my personal life private?

Aside from refraining from posting on social media, you can take a variety of other steps to keep your personal life private. For example, you should avoid putting anything about your divorce in writing, such as a text. Additionally, if possible, you should consider going through mediation instead of a litigated divorce, as fault grounds and other information will become part of the public record in a litigated divorce. If you have any additional questions about keeping your divorce private or the divorce process in general, our firm is here to help. Simply pick up the phone and give us a call.

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Divorce and family law issues are notoriously complicated and personal, which is why you must hire an attorney with years of experience, as well as the compassion and skill needed to handle these sensitive matters. For the qualified, dedicated legal representation you and your family deserve and need, contact Zitser Family Law Group, APC today.

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