• Give your children time to adjust to their new situation.
Sometimes parents try to take care of their own feelings of loss by dating shortly after beginning to live apart, but this is one of those times when considering the needs of your children should be a priority.
North Carolina law still permits an action for “alienation of affection” against a third party whom the plaintiff feels is responsible for ending the marriage.
While this is not typical for every case, the child custody cases that have a lot of acrimony do result in such unfortunate hyperbole.
This is why you may want to be careful who you date and who you get serious about during a divorce.
Unless that income comes from a non-marital source, a narrowly defined area of the law and one that warrants its own post(s), that money is marital and considered dissipation under Illinois law. improperly used for the sole benefit of one spouse, for a purpose unrelated to the marriage, at a time when the marriage is undergoing an irreconcilable breakdown.” See In re Marriage of O’Neill, 138 Ill. If you believe you can hide such dissipation, be forewarned: attorneys have mechanisms, such as subpoenas at their disposal, which are essentially court orders to entities to release all documents in which a spouse in divorce proceedings has an interest. Go slowly and carefully with your treatment of new or established relationships.
In addition, counsel for your spouse will likely depose you or examine you in court under oath, and may also question your romantic interest if relevant, all under the gaze of strangers and your spouse. Not only do you need to return the money and property to the marital estate, you may risk additional sanctions and you have just wasted additional time and attorneys' fees -- not to mention risking your new relationship as these third parties DO NOT want to be dragged into your divorce.2. And consider having your attorney negotiate this terminating event out of the final settlement if possible to avoid the headache of post-decree surveillance and litigation. Putting your children in an uncomfortable situation Children appear resilient, but for many kids, appearing resilient is a mask to guard themselves -- and often you -- from the uncomfortable feelings that accompany the dissolution of their parents' marriage.
You’ve moved out, gotten your own place, and you’re starting to think about moving on with your life.
You’re starting to notice other people when you go out and want someone to spend time with, someone who appreciates your company. While this may sound like a good idea, there are several problems to consider.Every once in a while I am asked by clients whether or not they should get into a relationship during the divorce proceeding.This issue of dating during a divorce can either be a non-issue or a serious one. Our role as family law lawyers is to help guide our clients through a divorce proceeding.It was not an easy decision to leave and change the life your children grew up with.There have been many logistical issues and emotions to deal with as you have organized new living arrangements. They may worry that, if their parents can stop loving each other, then how hard would it be for either parent to stop loving them?Below are some general considerations for how to introduce a new significant relationship to your children.