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Can you date during your divorce?

On Behalf of | Jul 15, 2023 | Divorce |

Dating during a divorce is a debatable subject. Is it allowed or not?

Colorado is a no-fault state – you can divorce on the grounds that the marriage is irretrievably broken. Therefore, the court will not consider the fact that you could technically be committing adultery by dating as a factor when it makes decisions.

However,  it may still be best to wait until the process is finalized to be involved with someone else. Here is why:

You are probably not at your best

While a no-fault divorce can make things a lot easier, separating from someone you expected to be with forever can still be stressful. It will also occupy a lot of headspace. All told you might not be in the best shape to be starting a new relationship and could even end up pushing away the new person in your life if the stress of the divorce affects your moods.

It can take your attention away from the kids

Divorce can be devastating for kids and they will need you to be there for them more than ever. This is going to be difficult if you are also trying to spend time with a new partner. You also risk worrying your children further. If they see you’ve already replaced their parent (your spouse) they might fear you’ll replace them too.

As you can see, just because a court will not hold dating while divorcing against you, doesn’t necessarily mean it won’t have consequences. You should get legal help to make informed decisions.     

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