Dating during divorce law
Kathryn Rateliff Barr has taught birth, parenting, vaccinations and alternative medicine classes since 1994.
She is a pastoral family counselor and has parented birth, step, adopted and foster children.
When a judge determines how much support a spouse should receive, factors like living arrangements come into play.
If one spouse is sharing expenses with a new partner, that spouse should be able to either pay more support or receive less support.
Many judges disapprove of parents who start dating too soon after a divorce, and may let their disapproval sway their decisions about support or visitation rights.
This is especially true when one spouse is living with a new partner.
After a serious relationship like a marriage ends, many people heal by jumping right back into the dating game.
While it may be natural to want to move on with a new partner, a serious relationship during your divorce proceedings may end up hurting both your personal relationships and the results of your divorce case.
During a divorce proceedings, issues like child support and child custody can be worked out between the parties or can be left up to the discretion of the judge.
When one spouse begins dating during the divorce, the confusion is amplified.
Children may blame the new partner for the split, or may be angry at the parent for moving on from their former spouse.
From splitting up property to managing joint debts, couples need to work together in order to move on from the relationship.
When one spouse begins dating during a divorce, latent tensions can flare up.
She holds bachelor's degrees in English and history from Centenary College of Louisiana.