There are countless myths about the divorce process out there, many of which people mistake for fact. Before embarking on your divorce, you should take a moment to debunk some of the most common myths, so you can enter this process with the facts.
The Myths About Divorce
Considering how ubiquitous divorce myths are, it is no wonder that many people tend to believe they are true and even factor them into some of their decisions as they navigate this process.
Here is a list of some of the most common divorce myths:
- Women receive alimony: Alimony is designed to help the spouse who earns less maintain the standard of living enjoyed during the marriage it is based on several factors, none of which concern the gender identity of either party.
- Mothers always receive child custody: Although this was largely true in the past because mothers were generally seen as primary caregivers, it is no longer the case. Child-related decisions are based on the best interests of the child. In most cases, it is decided that the involvement of both parents serves the best interests of a child.
- Staying married is better for the kids: As impactful as a divorce can be on children, staying in a marriage that is failing is even more unhealthy for children. Ultimately, it is best to end the marriage once you believe the marriage is unsalvageable.
- Your spouse can prevent you from pursuing a divorce: As long as one spouse wants out of the marriage, the other cannot stop it. An uncooperative spouse may complicate the process, resulting in some delays, but no one can stop you from obtaining a divorce if you wish to end your marriage.
- You have to get divorced in court: If you and your spouse absolutely cannot agree to the terms of your divorce, you will have to go through litigation. However, in many cases, these matters are able to settle out of court.
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If you are getting divorced, the legal team at Kay Polk, Attorney at Law can provide the experienced representation you need to smoothly navigate it. We understand the obstacles you may face throughout this process and will do what is necessary to help you obtain the best possible results for your case.
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