- Depending on the circumstances of the case, if one party introduces another person to the children, it can be problematic for them.
- It depends on many factors about that particular person, the age of the children, if they are introduced during the course of the divorce and if the children have become involved with that person for a long time prior to the divorce.
- The court wants the children to be the least affected in the divorce so it is one of those things that is best left to be ascertained by a particular attorney at a particular time in that case.
My spouse is in a new relationship. Does this help me with custody?
When a couple is getting divorced, they sometimes introduce the children to another person, like a new boyfriend or girlfriend. Depending on the circumstances of the case, this can become problematic. If it at possible, the court would like the children to be the least affected people in the divorce. It takes into account all of the things that are going on in the children’s lives, which means exposure to other parties during the divorce that could confuse them, or in some way cast a negative view of one parent over the other because of that third party’s opinion. Its difficult to say and can also depend on multiple things, including characteristics of the new boyfriend or girlfriend, if they have been introduced to the children during the divorce process, the age of the children, and how long this new person has been involved in their lives. It’s one of those things that are best left to be ascertained by a particular attorney at a particular time in the course of a case.
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