Assuming that the new person in your life is not a threat to your children in any way, there’s no reason to fear that your new relationship will factor into custody decisions.
That said, it never hurts to be discreet during a divorce when it comes to news that you’ve begun a new relationship.
Divorces can turn ugly, or more ugly, at the slightest provocation, and a spouse who is willing to negotiate may suddenly decide to fight when they learn that you’ve become involved with someone new.
It may be painful, but remember that any sacrifices you make now are for the greater good, and can have tremendous long term benefits for you, your children, and your new partner.
Divorce isn’t easy even in the best of circumstances, but when you’re facing risks from an angry spouse, your best bet is to work with an experienced attorney who can protect your interests.
Call Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino today at 718-523-1111 for a free consultation with an experienced Queens divorce lawyer.