This is the final post recapping a series of articles discussing the financial consequences for Las Vegas fathers who begin dating during a divorce. Divorces can be complicated by emotionally driven complaints by one or both parties. This is particularly true when one party begins dating during the case. It is important to consider how dating and one’s related spending habits may impact the outcome and to take proactive measures to avoid negative financial consequences. If you need assistance, contact my office to speak with a fathers’ rights attorney.
This series focused on the following key topics:
- How Nevada’s community property laws impact dating during a divorce
- The financial consequences of moving in with one’s girlfriend during a divorce
- How dating during a divorce may impact child custody and support obligations
- Responding to conflicts created by one’s ex-partner related to dating during a divorce
Before deciding to begin a new relationship, Las Vegas fathers should consider these points for a variety of reasons. First, Nevada is a community property state. This means that the earnings of both spouses is considered joint property until a divorce is finalized. Spending large amounts of joint assets on a new love interest may negatively impact one’s final financial settlement. Similarly, spending marital assets to rent or purchase a new residence with a new girlfriend or allowing her to move into the family home may result in claims for increased spousal support or marital waste. Third, introducing one’s children to a new partner is potentially tricky at any time. Depending upon the circumstances, doing so before a divorce or custody order is final may create additional complications in the legal process. In some cases, it may even impact one’s parental rights or child support obligations. Finally, should dating become a possibility, it is important to anticipate how one may avoid claims that their financial settlement or support obligations should be negatively affected.
My office has experience representing Las Vegas fathers in divorce cases, including handling disputes over property division, child custody, spousal support, and more. If you are concerned about how dating may impact your divorce case, my office is ready to assist you. Contact us today to speak with a fathers’ rights attorney.