The divorce process is surrounded by many myths that often cloud people’s judgment about it and what it entails. Unfortunately, this can result in some decisions that may not be for the best, so it is important to debunk these prevalent myths and understand the truth about the divorce process, so continue reading to learn more.
Debunk the Most Common Divorce Myths
Before you get started on your divorce, take a moment to learn about some of the most common divorce myths.
- Divorce is always a contentious and hostile process: While this is certainly true for some couples, it is not true for all couples. The fact is that many spouses are able to settle their divorce out of court through other means, such as mediation. Even in cases where there is a lot of bad blood between both parties, it may be possible to negotiate a settlement.
- If you have an affair, it will cost you everything: Having an affair might lead to your divorce and result in many other unpleasant interpersonal problems, but it is unlikely that it will influence the outcome of your divorce.
- Only women receive alimony: The reason why this myth became prevalent is because women were always more likely to be the lower-income earner in a marriage. However, this is becoming less and less the case. Therefore, the spouse who needs help maintaining the standard of living enjoyed during the marriage will receive the support, regardless of gender.
- Mothers always win child custody: Child custody is based on the best interests of the children and, generally, family courts believe the involvement of both parents is what is best for children. There are several factors that are considered when determining child custody, and this myth is not one of them.
Speak to an Experienced Family Law Attorney About Your Divorce Case Today!
At Ford & Friedman, our experienced family law team will work tirelessly on your behalf to obtain the best possible results for your divorce case. With our attorneys on your side, you can feel confident that you will receive the personalized attention and tailored solutions you need to secure the outcome you deserve.
Do not hesitate to reach out to our law firm today. Call us at (702) 904-9898 to schedule a consultation with one of our attorneys to get started on your case and learn more about what we can do for you.