Divorce, first and foremost, is the end of a relationship you likely imagined
would last a significant amount of time. The loneliness that follows is
one of the most immediate feelings you will face, which is why so many
people are quick to find a new partner. Filling this void can help you
move on, but it can also complicate your divorce beyond measure. Our Houston
divorce attorneys of the Law Office of Kathryn Marteeny have seen far too many
divorces veer off course because one spouse grows increasingly jealous
of the other’s dating life.
While there is no legal obligation requiring you to stay single throughout
your divorce, and while it is certainly not our suggestion for you to
prevent a new love from blossoming, there are several important points
to consider before diving into a new relationship. The first thing to
consider is whether there are children involved, and if dating someone
will affect your child custody, child support, or visitation order. If
you and your ex-spouse are not on positive terms, he or she may use your
dating life as a reason for you being an unfit parent.
Another way in which dating can affect your divorce outcome is if you are
expecting any financial support, such as alimony. Your ex-spouse may refuse
to agree with your terms because of your relationship.
Divorces happen for a reason and they open the door for both parties to
explore other options, but it might be best to take your time before being
public about your relationship.
Contact Our Houston Divorce Lawyers Today
Proudly serving Houston and surrounding areas, our team at the Law Office
of Kathryn Marteeny is committed to helping you survive your divorce as
seamlessly as possible. We are aggressive in our approach to getting you
what you deserve and compassionate in our understanding of your needs.
No matter the nature of your divorce, we have seen it all--our advocacy
has helped countless
families move forward with ease.
Call (713) 936-2300 to reach a trusted Houston divorce attorney and set
up an initial consultation today.