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Dating after divorceOne of the most important things to realize as a parent who is dating after divorce is that, for your kids, the fantasy of mom and dad getting back together is officially slipping away. That can be a difficult fact to accept. No matter how much your divorce had to happen, no matter how fractured your marriage was, the children that you created together will likely always harbor a little hope that their parents will indeed get back together. So, there’s your first obstacle: Overcoming the guilt of disappointing your children, yet again

Divorce is fraught with guilt. But presumably you have chosen to end your marriage for very good reasons, one of which is to live a happier and more fulfilled life without your partner in it. Your children, however, aren’t going anywhere, and so every decision you make after divorce will affect your kids – especially when it comes to dating.

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Here are some dos and don’ts to observe when you’re a parent who’s dating after divorce:

  • Don’t introduce anyone you’re dating to your children until you’ve reached the point of a serious relationship and a commitment with this new person. Your children do not need to be exposed to a parade of new people coming into your life or theirs. And they do not need to get attached to someone only to have the relationship end and then be forced to deal with feelings of rejection.
  • Do meet your dates away from your home so your kids aren’t constantly faced with the reality of you dating.
  • Do use joint custody and parenting time to your advantage and try to schedule your dates when your kids are with your former spouse so they don’t feel like someone else is taking you away from their time with you, and so you can do your dating more privately until you’re ready to talk to your kids about it.
  • Don’t lie to your kids about your dating life. If they ask questions about it, be honest that you are now dating. If your children are old enough to really understand the situation, you may want to consider discussing the fact that you’d like to start dating again. You might be surprised at their response. Plenty of kids just want to see their parents happy again, and they may be in full support of your decision to date.
  • Do respect your child’s potentially negative reaction to your dating news. Watching their parents date can be a confusing thing for kids, and they may feel like they’re now competing for time with mom or dad when they used to have their attention all to themselves. This is another reason why it’s better to keep your dating encounters away from home – your kids might not be all that nice to the people you’re dating.
  • Do reassure your children that they are always your No. 1 priority and that, even though you are now dating, this adult endeavor will not threaten your relationship with them, how you feel about them, or their importance in your life.

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Ultimately, if you’re mentally and emotionally prepared to date again after your divorce, then you’ll be a happier person, and that can only benefit your children. You also have the opportunity to model a healthy adult relationship to your children, which is especially important if they were exposed to the damaged marriage of their parents.

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What makes us the right divorce attorneys for you?

  • Family Law Expertise

    Most lawyers are in a general practice and do some of everything. One of our main focuses is on Family law and being expert at divorce, custody and support matters.

  • Strong Relationships

    We are in court daily, working with the family court judges, their staff and clerks, the Friend of the Court office, the Bar Association and other attorneys working in this area. We pride ourselves on fighting hard for our clients while working well with everyone.

  • Experience

    Our extensive experience and strong relationship with the courts and our peers leads many judges and attorneys to hire us to act as Mediators in other Family Law cases. Make no mistake; having a strong working relationship with the court can have a massive impact on your case. Unlike most attorneys, we have no fear of the court room and are in trial regularly against the best in the business. We see the judges every week and maintain strong ties with their staff.

  • We Care

    Although every attorney can “handle” your case, Femminineo Attorneys cares about you and your family. We work extremely hard to keep this difficult process civil and to shelter your children from as much of the negative facets as possible.

  • Commitment

    Once your case is concluded, we will be there to help you with any post-judgment problems that may arise.

  • Flexibility

    Everyone’s financial situation is different and we work with our clients to formulate a fee arrangement that works within your means.

  • Effectiveness

    We have handled every possible situation involving domestic law. We will do everything possible to wrap up your case in a timely manner, avoiding delays that cause unnecessary legal fees.

  • Tenacity

    When your case cannot be easily solved, we will fight hard and use all of our resources to win. Unlike most attorneys, we have no fear of the court room and we regularly win cases against the best in the business at trial.

  • Expert Staff

    Unlike many attorneys who have a part-time typist and work 30 hours a week, we have an expert staff available all day long to assist you and provide immediate service. We are available to our clients 24 hours a day through our hot line at 586-854-3654.

  • Personal Service

    At Femminineo Attorneys, your case will be handled by an experienced family law attorney. Each of our attorneys in our family law division has many years of experience in handling family law matters.

We encourage you to see these differences for yourself and call today to speak with one of our partners or schedule a free consultation at our office.

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