Am I able to continue seeing the guy that I was seeing during the divorce process or should I lay low for now?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question: 

Both my husband and I have been unfaithful. I have filed for a divorce recently. Am I able to continue seeing the guy that I was seeing during the divorce process or should I lay low for now? Are there any consequences if I see him? Will my soon to be ex-husband have the upper hand if I see this guy?

State: 
New Hampshire

Answer: 

Whether or not there are consequences in continuing to see your new boyfriend depends on your relationship with your soon-to-be ex. New Hampshire is a mixed state when it comes to fault in the marriage. If your divorce is a bitterly contested fault-finding affair, evidence of adultery (even if mutual in your case) can be a negative factor in court. If you get along well with your ex and both simply want out of the marriage with as few complications as possible, you can file for a no-fault divorce and your new boyfriend should not be a factor. The better you get along with your ex, the easier your divorce will be.

-The Divorce.com Team

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