If you want to play it safe, then dating before the divorce has been finalized is not a good idea.However, whether or not it will affect the outcome of your divorce can vary based on your judge, your spouse or partner, your children, and your level of discreetness.Now that he’s out of my life physically and now that we’re three months away from being legally divorced, I’m ready to begin dating again.I mentioned this to a friend and she was mortified, saying that it would be in poor taste to date anyone until my divorce is final. —AT, Newport Beach, California mean you’re in mourning.
FAQ: Will dating before the divorce is finalized hurt my divorce in OC CA?So, it does not matter if either of you has dated another person or not; either party can still get a divorce.However, just because you are legally allowed to date anyone you want to without facing additional consequences in the eyes of the law, dating during your divorce or before a divorce may not be the smartest move to make.Our marriage was dead after two years so I’ve had plenty of time to get used to not having my husband in my life. Just go down the dating path as slowly and cautiously as possible. And as far as that friend of yours is concerned, she’s likely not yet used to the fact that she needs to see you in a whole new light. I’m sure you’ll experience some awkward times to come in your future, but look at it this way, you could get run over by a semi-truck tomorrow.Chances are you’ve experienced a lack of attention since choosing to get a divorce and any attention you garner initially may seem to come from the man of your dreams. There’s a new crop out there just ripe for the picking. All too often we visualize someone with her partner for too long and have a hard time seeing Jane hanging out with Juan instead of Dick. Why wait until your divorce is final before getting back on the road to love recovery? If you let them know exactly what your situation is, I don’t see why it would be an issue.