Couple drinking coffeeThis post concludes and recaps my series on dating during a pending divorce in Melbourne, Florida. I decided to write on this topic as, for understandable reasons, people wish to move on with their romantic lives after a marriage has ended. It is important to understand, however, that there are pros and cons to immediately joining the dating pool. The goal of my last several posts has been to provide information which will help people to better understand their situation and to assist them in making an informed decision when selecting a lawyer. If you have questions then contact my office today to speak with an attorney.

I have discussed several topics over my recent articles. Issues I have analyzed include:

These are important topics to understand. First, moving a new significant other into the marital residence can result in claims of wasteful spending if the new person is not paying some sort of rent. This can impact the calculation of child support and spousal support. Second, spending excessive money on dating or gifts for a new significant other can lead to further claims that one is wasting marital assets. Third, poor choices in your dating life may impact how the Court rules on the child custody aspect of the case. Finally, if your case is “dragging on” and you wish to move on with your romantic life then it may be best to settle rather than fighting over trivial issues.

One point I cannot stress enough is that if you have a pending divorce case then you should discuss the situation with your lawyer prior to restarting your dating life. Counsel can help you to understand the potential consequences of your choices and will offer advice as to how you should proceed. This can help to streamline your life and reduce arguing with your soon to be ex.

As a Melbourne divorce attorney I handle many such cases. Contact my office today to schedule an initial consultation. We also services clients in the Brevard County cities of Titusville, Cocoa, Palm Bay, Grant, Valkaria, and Rockledge, as well as in the Indian River County areas of Fellsmere, Sebastian, Vero Beach, Indian River Shores, and Orchid.