One of the things that I’ve found is that oftentimes if you are clearly with the wrong type of person, then that could potentially have an impact on parenting. This means that your ex involved in the case, could potentially have grounds to come back and file a modification on you. Let’s say the other person is for example, a sex offender. Obviously you don’t need to be with that person. You don’t want to have a relationship with that person. In particular if you have minor children. This is a huge red flag. I’ll tell you that it’s grounds for the other person to file some sort of modification against you and potentially take custody of the children.
It doesn’t matter how long ago it was, it can potentially be a huge red flag. You need to just be careful before you enter into a relationship with somebody who has some sort of record like that. That’s one word of precaution that I always give people. Now, there are other instances in which it might be a little bit more of a gray area, but I would still tell you that you still need to tread lightly. For example, if they have any felony convictions or if they have had any history with drugs, then those would be two things that I personally would not entertain in terms of you having a future relationship with that person.
If children are involved, then think of what long term is going to be in the best interest of your children. Let’s say that the felony convictions or the drug problem of your current person dating might’ve been years and years ago. In this case, you might be able to overcome that in court. However, you have to understand what the risks are and these things could potentially have an impact on your parenting time being more limited or even cause your rights to be taken away. Just remember to look into the background of your potential significant others because it’s important for your kids and it’s important for you maintaining the current level of parenting time that you have.