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Can I Date Before The Divorce Is Final?

From a strictly legal standpoint, the answer is yes. The court cannot consider this fact when determining money and property issues. However, dating can harm the case from a negotiation standpoint. It is likely to reduce the chances of a smooth or early settlement because it typically brings added pain, hurt, or anger to the other party. It is wise to avoid any conduct that might cause complications.

Any sums spent while dating must be returned to the marital estate so your spouse can be reimbursed for his or her share of these expenses.

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