There is no distinction between platonic contacts and ones that are romantic or sexual, although from a practical standpoint, the romantic/sexual relationships are the ones that draw scrutiny and cause complications.
The reason divorce lawyers counsel against dating while the divorce is pending, even if separated, is that it has the potential to increase both the cost and the stress of the divorce trial. Even so, the presence of someone new, particularly when paraded in front of the spouse and/or children, can enrage the soon to be ex-husband or wife, and also create the suspicion that the relationship began as an “affair” before the separation.
So, despite my cautions, and like many clients, “John” decided it “couldn’t hurt” to accept a friend’s offer to fix him up.Anticipating this, I gave “John” the do’s and don’ts of dating before you are divorced.Unfortunately, there is more that you shouldn’t do than should, but first let’s clarify what is meant by “dating”.Legally, “dating” means one-on-one social contact with another person, typically the opposite sex.What seems like a high school romance can lead to a felony conviction and having to register as a sexual offender.
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