Dos and Don’ts – Dating During a Divorce in New York

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Dos and Don’ts – Dating During a Divorce in New York

When it comes to your divorce proceedings, there are certain behaviors to avoid. For example, dating during the process can negatively impact the outcome of your divorce. Read on to learn more about dating during a divorce in New York.

Do:

If you are going through a divorce, you should be sure to:

  • Change passwords to all email accounts and social media sites
  • Disclose all assets and liabilities when filling out your inventory
  • Collect your last two tax returns, real estate deeds, and mortgage documents
  • Know the total balance on any joint checking and savings bank accounts
  • Know the balance on your retirement plans, 401(k), pension plan, etc.
  • Get a copy of your spouse’s last two paycheck stubs
  • Seek help for any alcohol or illegal substance abuse
  • Keep a journal to document the exchange and pick up of any children you have
  • Keep any copies of money paid to your spouse
  • Be sure to pay your child support on time
  • Maintain good co-parenting practices with your spouse
  • Comply with any court-ordered injunctions and restrictions

Don’t:

If you are getting divorced, make sure you do not:

  • Keep things from your attorney
  • Post anything on social media that can be used against you
  • Withhold visitation from your spouse for their failure to make child support payments
  • Move out of state with your children
  • Start another romantic relationship during the proceedings
  • Bring a new significant other around your children or the court hearings
  • Get pregnant or get anyone pregnant
  • Remove children from their current school
  • Buy real estate or any extravagant items while the divorce is pending
  • Sell property without the court’s permission
  • Send mean or negative emails, texts, messages, etc. to your spouse
  • Increase your debt while the divorce is pending
  • Give large contributions to anyone during the proceedings
  • Discuss the case with your children or use them as intermediaries
  • Criticize your spouse in front of your children

What’s Wrong With Dating During a Divorce?

Dating during your divorce can have serious implications. For example, if your spouse files on the grounds of adultery, dating someone else during the process can be seen as evidence of this adultery. Additionally, bringing a new romantic interest around your children can be seen as harmful and may impact your custody arrangement.

If you have any questions or concerns about divorce in New York, our firm is here to help.

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Peter V. Mandi, Esq. is an experienced divorce and family law attorney located in Bohemia, New York. Our firm understands the impact a divorce can have on your life. If you require strong and dedicated legal representation in Long Island, New York, please do not hesitate to contact Peter V. Mandi & Associates, Inc. today.

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