Should You Include Your New Partner in Parenting Time?

Uncontested Divorce Mediation

VIDEO TRANSCRIPT: One thing that people typically wonder about is whether they can include a new boyfriend or girlfriend in their parenting time.

First of all, it’s a decision that you should not take lightly. It’s important to consider that your children need some time to heal following the divorce. And many experts recommend you should wait a minimum of 12 months after separation before including someone like that in your parenting time.

Next, when you begin to include someone, you may want to consider informing your ex-spouse. It’s important, not for them to give permission, but just that they have a heads-up about what’s going on.

Also, when you do begin to include someone, it is important that your children feel they have the ability to talk with you about this person and that you’re open for them to express their feelings about this individual.

If this issue or anything about your parenting plan is something you would like to discuss further, give us a call today, 720-501-4600 or at If you have any questions about divorce or the mediation process at Split Simple, don’t hesitate to give us a call for Chicago divorce mediation and uncontested divorce services in Denver. And remember, we have a free initial consultation.