When a custody issue has arisen it is important to take a step back and look at the new potential partner in your life. Some of the questions posed in our “When Can I Date” blog provided important scenarios that the court often looks at when determining custody especially if the custody battle has been long drawn.

Another issue to be very well aware of is if your Child Custody Order or Agreement has any limitations on dating, such as overnight guests in which you are romantically involved while your child(ren) are in your care or introducing romantic partners to your children. It can often be easy to be caught up with a new love interest after months or years of an unhappy marriage, but being smart about your choices will benefit not only you, but your children in the long run.

If you are unsure if you are violating any court orders or breaching any agreement, be sure to seek legal advice from an experienced family law attorney to ensure you do not subject yourself to a potential action by your child’s parent for contempt of court, breach of contract, or other legal actions related to child custody. If you would like more information about this, please contact Capital to Coast NC Law Group.