Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Every once in a while I am asked by clients whether or not they should get into a relationship during the divorce proceeding.But what’s the law regarding new relationships once the divorce is in progress?If you and your soon-to-be ex-spouse are living separately and the divorce is in progress, having a girlfriend or boyfriend could get in the way of a speedy or clean divorce.If the husband and wife have minor children, the agreement or court order will set forth arrangements regarding custody or visitation.
The answer to this straightforward question can be anything but simple.
For example: These are some of the things you should take into consideration when dating during a divorce and especially if you intend to get serious about the person you are dating.
The order or agreement will specify what support, if any, one spouse will pay to the other.
It’s often presumed that things will be divided on a 50-50 basis in a Michigan divorce, but it could be argued that an unequal division of the assets (60-40 or 70-30, for example) is only fair. The member of the divorcing couple who has a new partner could find themselves losing precious time with their children.
Fort Gordon, Georgia -- Almost every week at the Legal Assistance Divorce & Separation Briefing, we receive the question, “If I am legally separated and start dating, can I get in trouble in the military for adultery?