What You Should Know About Dating During a Divorce

What You Should Know About Dating During a Divorce

One question people commonly have while going through a divorce is whether or not it’s okay for them to begin dating. The simplest answer is that you should wait until your divorce is final, but realistically, this doesn’t always happen.

If you do meet someone during your divorce process, it’s important for you to exercise extreme caution with how you proceed. Here are some simple Dos and Don’ts you should take into consideration.


  • Start dating until you’ve at least separated from your spouse and are living in different households. Otherwise, this could be considered a factor in the failure of the marriage, which might impact the results of your divorce.
  • Have a child or get pregnant before the divorce has been finalized. This will add some additional unnecessary complications to your case.
  • Introduce your new partner to your children until the divorce is finalized. It will likely affect your custody arrangement, and would only serve to worsen the pain your children are already feeling.


  • Be completely honest about your situation with anyone you begin dating.
  • Be cautious with how you act in group settings while your divorce is still in progress.
  • Consider going dark on social media, especially if you’re seeing someone new, so your postings cannot be used against you.
  • Avoid going on individual dates until you’ve separated physically from your spouse.

For more tips about how you should navigate the world of dating while you are still going through your divorce, consult a knowledgeable Long Island family law attorney with Bryan L. Salamone & Associates.

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