How can it affect my custody battle over my children that after I legally seperated from my husband, I had another relationship with a third party?

After I legally separated from my husband I entered into another relationship. He is now using this against me to fight for primary residency and custody of our children. What are his chances of gaining this?

Asked on July 12, 2012 under Family Law, Tennessee


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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

The court could very well take into consideration your relationship with another person in deciding issues pertaining to the custody battle that you have with your husband. The reason is that the court will take into consideration the potential effect of this other person on your children's lives if this person actually ends up co-habitating with you.

I do not know the facts of the dispute that you have with your husband as to get primary physical custody of your children.

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