If you really want avoid litigation in custody, you may want to provide as much information or even an introduction to your former spouse depending on the circumstances in order to avoid unnecessary litigation in custody.
If you consider how you would want to be treated if you were in the situation, it may help to guide you in how to approach the situation with your former spouse.
Your spouse could be watching you and use the dating information in court against you to complicate custody and parenting arrangements.
Socialize in groups and be honest with your dating partner, advises Guillen.
In the latter case, you may want to wait until the divorce is final.
If you have children with your former spouse, you should consider disclosing it to them at the point that you are ready to introduce your children to that person. It is only natural for your spouse to have concerns about some third party around their children that they do not know, especially if this person is going to spend significant time with your children.
Kathryn Rateliff Barr has taught birth, parenting, vaccinations and alternative medicine classes since 1994.
She is a pastoral family counselor and has parented birth, step, adopted and foster children.