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Birmingham, Mich. – April 26, 2016 – Beginning a new relationship after divorce can be tricky, especially if there are minor children involved. Jessica Woll, managing partner of Woll & Woll, P.C., a Michigan-based divorce and family law practice with more than 20 years of experience in complex family law issues, offers eight tips for divorced parents as they pursue a romantic life post-divorce:
“Children don’t need to be introduced to a revolving door of romantic partners,” Woll said. “Schedule initial dates on days when the children are with the other parent or hire a baby sitter; and vet dates to make sure you are always safe and sound!”
“Keep it light until you’re sure the new love is really, truly the love of your life before including him or her in serious family matters and important events,” Woll said. “Once kids hit their pre-teen years, they do not want to feel their parent is carrying on a secret part of life. Keep the conversation and amount of information shared age appropriate in terms of what children are told about the new someone in your life.”
“If a bit more of an explanation is needed, call them a ‘special friend’ or if the children are old enough, tell them it is someone you’re casually dating,” Woll said.
“A parent’s reaction and behavior toward the ex’s dating can directly impact children and how they feel about the new relationship,” Woll said. “Along the same lines, when your ex begins dating, don’t inflict feelings of resentment or jealousy onto the children – your feelings should never be the child’s burden to bear.”
“It will tell you the truth every time,” Woll said. “If something does not feel right in the relationship, trust that feeling. Don’t fight your gut instinct about someone you are dating, especially when this new person may impact not only your life, but the lives of your children.”
About Woll & Woll, P.C.
Established in 1994, Woll & Woll, P.C. specializes in divorce and family law, including legal separation, post-judgment of divorce matters, removal of domicile actions, stepparent adoption, custody, child support, paternity and other family issues. Learn more at https://www.wollandwollpc.com.