Can dating during divorce affect custody?

Can dating during divorce affect custody?

Generally, there is no law against dating during a separation or child custody battle. But if your spouse or former spouse discovers that you are dating, they may become more difficult to negotiate with. This could turn a cooperative relationship into a contentious one.

Can a divorce be finalized without custody?

Yes. Your case can continue without an agreement as to custody. The lack of agreement as to custody just means that the case will have to go to trial and the court will decide what to do about custody/parenting plan.

How long does it take for a divorce to be finalized after filing?

Once you file the divorce petition and serve it on your spouse, you will have to wait at least six months for your divorce to be finalized.

What happens after you file a petition for custody?

If you filed a custody case: Once the default is entered, you have to fill out a final set of papers to ask the judge to give you a final custody order. If you want a DNA test: You can file a "Motion for Paternity/DNA Testing" to set a hearing so you and the other parent can go to court and see the judge.