If your husband can prove that you've committed adultery (and, remember, it's even adultery if you've already separated), you could be prevented from asking for spousal support. Would it upset them to have a new person around so quickly?If so, it's not a bad idea to put it off for a little while longer.
There is no distinction between platonic contacts and ones that are romantic or sexual, although from a practical standpoint, the romantic/sexual relationships are the ones that draw scrutiny and cause complications.
The reason divorce lawyers counsel against dating while the divorce is pending, even if separated, is that it has the potential to increase both the cost and the stress of the divorce trial. Judges, however, rarely punish someone who begins dating – sexually or otherwise – once they have physically separated from their spouse.
That's probably why so many divorcing people have questions about sex and new relationships.
At what point is it appropriate to start seeing someone new? And, if children are a part of the equation, how soon can I introduce the kids to my new "friend?
" Some of these questions are not the most appropriate questions for lawyers to answer.
What choices you may make with respect to raising your children, for example, is definitely not our area of expertise.
” This question comes up quite often for soon-to-be divorcees.
And, the simple answer should always be: “Not until your divorce is final.” But, life is rarely simple.
My advice is to be very cautious about the situation and don’t jump in to anything too quickly.
The most important thing, however, is whether or not there are children involved.
If you have decided that you are, in fact, ready to be “back on the market,” and you do have minor children, please take their feelings into consideration before introducing them to your new boyfriend or girlfriend.