Dating during Divorce: 6 Facts You Should Know (Pt. 1)

Brittney Salvatore-Perkins
Posted: 25 June, 2024

When divorce is imminent and/or proceeding, it’s not uncommon for people to want to move on with their lives and start new romantic relationships. However, dating during divorce can be very complicated – both emotionally and legally.

Taking a closer look at the potential impacts that dating can have on a divorce case, in this blog series, we will point out some important facts to know about dating during divorce. If, however, you are ready to get some specific professional advice regarding your divorce, the experienced Las Vegas divorce lawyers at Right Divorce Lawyers at ready to talk to you. Contact us today for the best Nevada divorce representation.

Dating during Divorce: Here’s What You Should Know

Fact 1 – Dating during divorce can impact support payment obligations.

In fact, dating during divorce can end up affecting both spousal support and child support obligations if you are living with your new partner. This is because, when living with a new partner, you will likely be sharing your living expenses (as well as the costs of raising a child if you are a parent), so:

  • The courts may order that your ex pays less in spousal and/or child support obligations (both temporarily as the divorce proceeds and in the long term as part of the final divorce decree).
  • You could end up losing out on a significant amount of support payments for a relationship that may not end up being long term (or worth it).

Fact 2 – Dating during divorce can impact child custody arrangements.

If you and your ex share kids, then dating during divorce can also end up affecting how child custody is awarded in your divorce case. In fact, with custody issues, dating during divorce can be problematic in various ways, such as if or when a new partner has:

  • A history of addiction and/or abuse
  • A criminal record
  • Mental health issues

If a new partner with any of these issues has moved in with you and you are still trying to work out child custody agreements, things can get that much more complicated, as your ex may try to argue against you receiving joint or significant custody (due to your new partner’s checkered history/past).

To get some more essential info about dating during divorce, don’t miss the upcoming second and third parts of this blog series. They will be published soon. You can also contact us for answers to all of your concerns about an upcoming divorce.

Contact Right Divorce Lawyers at (702) 914-0400 to speak with a Las Vegas Family Law Attorney.

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Brittney Salvatore-Perkins