Dating during divorce is not uncommon, but might not be in your best interests, according to Kevin C.Gage, an attorney in his article, “Dating During Divorce.” Dating when you have minor children can harm your legal case and cost you more that you can imagine.Strategic reasons not to date before divorce Emotions are raw during a divorce.
While many divorces are very difficult and emotionally draining there are some people who can't wait to be done with their marriage and move on.
For many people, getting divorced is the best thing that could happen to them given their circumstances.
Sometimes people can rush into something after ending another relationship only to regret it later.
Plus, typically a divorce will take a lot out of you, including your time and attention, which means you might not have enough energy to give to a new relationship.
Lean on the Side of Caution While you may feel ready to jump back into the dating scene as soon as you can, there are many reasons that you might want to take your time and at least wait until the divorce papers are signed sealed and delivered, so-to-speak.
Of course, one obvious reason is your own emotional well-being.
While your dating habits will most likely not hurt you legally, it could lead to a much messier and longer divorce.
That means you will probably be facing a much more expensive divorce as well.
While this is not typical for every case, the child custody cases that have a lot of acrimony do result in such unfortunate hyperbole.