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Can I Date During My Divorce?

For some people, the mere thought of dating after divorce rarely enters the mind. But, for others re-entering the singles scene happens much more quickly after a divorce, or even during the case. Deciding when to start dating if you are divorced or going through a divorce is a personal choice. That said, there are certain things you should be aware of when considering asking someone out, or accepting a date during your divorce.

Popular dating site eHarmony sets forth some important considerations relating to relationships during a divorce. Some of the tips include making sure that the person you are considering dating is free from the emotional trauma that is usually associated with divorce. Getting into a relationship with a person who is not emotionally ready is likely to cause confusion and pain. You should also make sure the issues that are important to you are at a final resolution in the case. When dating a divorced person with children, there will always be issues that arise involving those children, so it is best to have a clear understanding of your new flame's obligations regarding their kids.

When in doubt, it is best to avoid entering a new relationship until your divorce is final. Waiting will give you the time you need to heal and to prepare your children for a new love interest entering the picture. In some instances, you might request certain parameters be put in place regarding dating and overnight stays when your children are present. It is also a good idea to make sure your finances are separate from your ex spouse's before you begin dating. This will give you financial freedom, and confidence to make independent decisions.

For more information about dating during divorce, call an experienced family law attorney for answers to your questions. We can be reached online at Call today to schedule an appointment.