Can I date during my Rhode Island Divorce?
You can, but as a Rhode Island lawyer focusing my own practice in the area of divorce I wouldn't advise it for several reasons.
Some RI Family Court judges believe it is inappropriate to begin new any type of romantic or intimate relationships with another person until you have properly and completely ended your relationship you are in by a Final Judgment of Divorce. Since the judge's thoughts and ideas about all subjects in your divorce could affect you, it is advisable to abandon your own thoughts on the subject and refrain from dating.
Cheating is a fluid concept. People have differing views about what cheating is. To some it is intercourse, to others it can be as little as a flirtatious email or even a cup of coffee with someone your spouse wants to believe is the "other man" or "other woman." It is emotions of anger and betrayal that catapult divorces into long drawn out and bitter battles. It is best to delay dating to avoid your spouse's scorn.
All my Best to All Who Go Before the Rhode Island Family Court,
I am Attorney Christopher A. Pearsall and I am "The Rhode Island Divorce Coach."