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Can I Date Before My Divorce is Finalized?

If you are getting a divorce, you have likely given the future a lot of thought, including the prospect of dating and finding love again. However, it is crucial not to get ahead of yourself by dating before your divorce is finalized. Trying to start a new chapter in your life before ending your marriage can create some serious issues in your case and in your personal life, so it is best to be patient and wait until after you officially end your marriage.

Why You Should Wait Before You Date

Divorce is an inherently emotionally challenging process. If your spouse sees you back in the dating pool so soon, before it is even finalized, it may foster even greater hostility between the two of you. As a result, it may require more time and money to achieve a resolution. The last thing you want is for your spouse to use the divorce as a means to get revenge on you. A particularly bitter divorce will not only result in greater costs, but it will also be more stressful for you and your children. Additionally, you may experience substantial difficulties as you try to move forward as co-parents.

Dating before your divorce is finalized can also create problems for you and your children. Your children are likely struggling with the fact that their parents will no longer be together, and they will need you to be as available as possible to help them cope with this major, life-altering event. If you are preoccupied with dating or a new partner, your children may resent you for it, which will put a strain on your relationship with them.

Lastly, no matter how much you want this divorce, you will still need time to heal. Consider this an opportunity to focus on yourself and examine what went wrong in your marriage, so you can avoid the same pitfalls in the future. Taking some time for self-care will help set a better foundation for future relationships and a greater chance at more lasting happiness.

Discuss the Details of Your Divorce with a Knowledgeable Legal Advocate Today!

If you are getting divorced, you should wait until after the process is finalized before you begin dating again. It is also essential to hire an experienced family law attorney to provide strong legal support and advice. At Levi Divorce & Family Law Attorneys, our team is committed to providing compassionate legal services. We understand how difficult the divorce process is and work diligently on your behalf to secure the best possible results.

Reach out to our law office today at (718) 215-0121 to set up an initial consultation with a member of our team.