St. Charles, IL divorce lawyerUnder Illinois law, divorces are not anyone’s “fault.” The only legal basis for divorce is “irreconcilable differences.” Sometimes those differences are so great that at least one spouse might be looking to move on even before the divorce is finalized. 

It is not illegal to enter a new romantic relationship before your divorce is final, and it will not make the divorce your “fault.” It can, however, complicate the divorce process for you and those around you. It is advisable to consult with an experienced divorce attorney before committing to a new relationship while your marriage is still valid.

Here are a few complications that can arise if you start a new relationship before your divorce is official.

It Can Affect Cooperation From Your Spouse

Cooperation between two spouses during a divorce is essential to making the proceedings as smooth as possible. A court will look at interspousal cooperation and communication very closely in some cases, like in a child custody dispute.