It may have been the most difficult conversation to have with a spouse, but deciding to get divorced does not suddenly make an individual single and ready to mingle.
There are, however, additional considerations to keep in mind.
If a divorce is particularly contentious, adding a new romance to the picture could make the process even more trying.
Along with the ups and downs of dating, stress could arise when the other spouse finds out about the relationship.
Many child custody attorneys would likely suggest that divorcing parents not start dating before a divorce and child custody agreement is finalized.
In addition to the implication that the parent is ready to move on before his or her marriage is technically over, single parents must walk a careful line about how to include their children in the new relationship.