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Moving On After A Divorce In Pennsylvania: Not Too Quickly


The vast majority of our clients want nothing more than to move on quickly after a divorce. Marriages may end, but there’s  something refreshing about the idea of starting a brand new chapter and leaving all of those troubling memories behind.  But one should exercise some patience before jumping into a new situation.  For instance, if there were children involved in the divorce,  there may be reasons to slow down.

If you have questions about what to do after a divorce, your best bet is to consult with a qualified, experienced child custody attorney in Pennsylvania. These legal professionals can help you approach this situation in the most thoughtful way possible. With their help, you can move on with your life without risking precious time with your children.

Moving to a New Home After a Divorce 

Many spouses choose to move into a new home after a divorce. Indeed, you might not have a choice in the matter if your spouse has retained ownership of the former family home. When searching for a new home, it might be tempting to choose a faraway neighborhood that is free from anything that might remind you of your marriage. However, it’s important to understand that the physical distance between parents’ homes is a factor in child custody decisions.

A long drive back and forth every week may not be in your child’s best interests. This may impact the custody schedule and the amount of custody time you have. You might want to look for a new home within the same general neighborhood or close proximity to the other parent.

Starting a New Relationship After a Divorce 

You might also want to think carefully about a new relationship after  the divorce. Seeing a parent with a new romantic partner quickly after a divorce may be distressing for a child. It might be a good idea to move slowly when introducing a new partner to the child.

Enlist the Help of a Qualified Attorney Today 

For help from a skilled Pittsburgh family lawyer, reach out to Bunde & Roberts, P.C. We have considerable experience with child custody cases, and we can help you avoid making unnecessary mistakes as you seek to move on with your life. Schedule your consultation today, and we can start developing an effective post-divorce plan together.


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