I have been separated for 5 months now and I have been dating someone for 3 months. I realize this is a short time but it’s been over for me mentally for at least 3 years. Our separation agreement states that a person cannot spend the night while I have the kids until a re-marriage occurs. It says nothing about visiting with that person (i.e. sitting all toegther with kids for dinner, meeting at park, etc…) My ex heard that I met up with my new partner and kids via the kids and pretty much threatened to take me to court for full custody (we currently have joint custody).
She then later said that as long as I get a criminal background check on this person, then she would allow us all to hang out together.
I see nothing wrong with what I’m doing (presenting new person as a friend, no hand holding, kissing, etc…) and don’t feel that it is her right to do this or request this. My ex also stated that she would demand this after we’re divorced (a background check).
Based on the length of time of separation, I’m sure it’s not in my favor if we go to court. Should I call her bluff, wait to we’re divorced…? I would like us to get along, but honestly, don’t want to have to get her apprpoval (even after divorced) to have someone spend time with my kids.
Wondering what my rights are here.