In this instance if you have met someone who truly makes your life better, I don't believe it is my place as your attorney to tell you that you shouldn't pursue that relationship.
By Robin Roshkind, Esquire, West palm Beach, Florida The divorce papers are filed. I am licensed to practice law in Florida, so I can only address the laws of the State of Florida. Can you date, start a new relationship, have sex while the divorce is pending? Marriage laws, adultery laws, palimony laws are state specific.Depending on the facts of your divorce, your credibility may be as thin as a tightrope, and a revelation that you’ve been dating may be enough to knock you off.Once you’ve fallen in the eyes of the judge, it will be very difficult to get back up.Sometimes it’s worse, and the husband has already moved his girlfriend into the marital home. Perhaps your spouse has even given his permission for you to date.
Before you start sending emails, I have to say that very often it’s the wife who has already started dating before the divorce is final. Remember those pesky vows you took when you got married? Well, until your divorce is made final by a family court, the judge will expect you to behave like you meant what you promised.
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It seems that just about every time I’m in court watching the judge sort through the details of a divorce, one of the parties (often the husband) walks out surprised that the judge ruled in favor of the wife because the husband is already dating. The divorce is so close you can taste it, why not go ahead get out there, have some fun, and re-enter the dating scene?
From a more practical standpoint, as many of my clients have heard, I have a saying that goes "Don't live your life for your divorce case." By that I mean that you have to still live your life and make choices that are good for you, and not just good for your divorce case.
But you also have to recognize that choices have consequences.
The point of the six-month waiting period is that it’s the earliest point at which the court can restore your status as a single person.