Dating separated men with children
Separation is that difficult in-between place many find themselves in when their relationship isn't going well.
The relationship has not completely severed, but emotionally you are far apart.
Judges tend to look disfavourably on introducing children to new romantic partners too soon after a separation.
Even if the marriage produced no children, prematurely “moving on” can complicate a property settlement or invite a lawsuit against the “the other man” or “other woman.” While “the other man” or “other woman” can no longer successfully be sued if the new relationship started after the date of separation, evidence proving that a relationship existed shortly after the date of separation can be used to help prove that a relationship existed prior to the date of separation.
Coming out of a long relationship is traumatic, no matter how amicably it ends. If you try to date too early, the people you see will keep reminding you of you ex, which doesn’t do them – or you – any favours.
You should be at a stage where you’re happy to be alone.
A judge could consider introducing a new romantic partner to the children too soon as being not in their best interests.To add insult to injury, one need not even have engaged in sexual activity to invite an alienation of affection suit against this new partner.