Dating while still in a relationship
Even so, the presence of someone new, particularly when paraded in front of the spouse and/or children, can enrage the soon-to-be ex, and also create the suspicion that the relationship began as an “affair” before the separation.
The innocent new friend can be deposed by the other side’s lawyer (that is, asked questions that are taken under oath and recorded by a stenographer or even videotaped) and subpoenaed to testify at trial.
The reason divorce lawyers counsel against dating while the divorce is pending, even if separated, is that it has the potential to increase both the cost and the stress of the divorce trial. Judges, however, rarely punish someone who begins dating – sexually or otherwise – once they have physically separated from their spouse.Making the Transition Knowing if You’re Ready Determining if Your Relationship is Ready Community Q&A There can come a time in your relationship where you want to make the transition from just dating to officially being in a relationship.If you feel like you and your partner are going in a great direction, you may want to take it to the next level.This isn’t always the case though, if you didn’t want things to end and you still have very strong feelings for your ex it can be a real struggle to move on.Indeed, part of the problem may be that you don’t want to move on – what you really want is for your ex to change their mind and come back.