This is the first post in a series which will discuss the ramifications of dating new romantic partners during a Virginia Beach divorce. It is necessary to write on this issue as many people wish to resume their romantic lives once they are no longer living with their soon to be ex. While this is certainly understandable, it is important for people to understand that the situation may have an impact on the outcome of their divorce. The goal of my coming articles is to help people better understand their situation and to provide information which will help to make an informed decision when selecting a family law attorney. If you require assistance then contact my office today to speak with a lawyer.
I will be addressing a number of topics over my coming articles. Issues which I will analyze include:
- Moving in a boyfriend or girlfriend while a divorce is pending
- How spending money on a boyfriend or girlfriend will impact your finances
- The impact of dating on child custody
- Deciding to settle a divorce which is dragging on
There are multiple reasons why it is important to understand these topics. First, moving a new partner into your home can have an impact on the division of marital assets and spousal support. It is crucial to be aware of this potential impact. Second, lavishly spending on a new partner can also impact the court’s rulings on support and alimony. Third, you must be careful about who you subject your child to or the court’s custody determinations may be affected. Finally, if you wish to complete your case quickly then you may need to accept a settlement rather than take your case to trial.
One point that cannot be stressed enough is that you should speak with your attorney about how your dating life will impact your case. Important decisions, such as whether or not to move in with someone, can have an impact on your future and you may be doing yourself a disservice by not talking the situation over with counsel. As a Virginia Beach divorce lawyer, I assist those going through such situations. Contact my office today to schedule an initial consultation. We also service Norfolk, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Newport News, Hampton, Williamsburg, and Yorktown, as well as the surrounding counties of Northampton, Isle of Wight, York, and James City.