Adults on dateThis is the first post in a series of articles discussing dating during the divorce process in Little Rock, Arkansas. This topic is important to many of our clients. The decision to get a divorce is often a difficult one and the process itself can take a significant amount of time. People are often ready to move on with their lives, but are not certain if dating could negatively impact the legal proceeding. Dating may impact various aspects of one’s life, including, among others, finances, behaviors, and parenting situations. The same issues commonly influence decisions made during divorce proceedings, whether in settlement negotiations or litigated disputes. An experienced lawyer can help you understand how these factors may affect your case. If you are concerned about these issues, contact our office today to speak with an attorney.

We will address several important topics in this series, including:

  • The potential impact of spending money on a boyfriend or girlfriend during a divorce
  • The impact of dating on child custody matters
  • Moving in with a boyfriend or girlfriend during a divorce
  • Speeding up a drawn-out divorce process

These are sensitive subjects that are of importance to many of our clients for several reasons. First, marital assets and spending habits are a common source of disputes during the divorce process. Understanding how the Court may view how spending in the dating context may help alleviate one’s concerns. Second, it is important to understand that poor choices when dating may negatively influence one’s chances of gaining (or losing) child custody. Third, moving in with a boyfriend or girlfriend may have financial consequences that could impact spousal support or child support calculations. Last, if you have reached the point of considering remarriage, it may be important to expedite a dragging divorce process.

If you or a loved one need assistance, contact our office to speak to a Little Rock divorce lawyer. Our firm is experienced in these issues and can help you understand your legal rights. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with an attorney. We also handle matters in Fayetteville, Fort Smith, Springdale, Jonesboro, North Little Rock, Conway, Rogers, Pine Bluff and throughout the rest of Arkansas.