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Debunking 5 divorce myths

On Behalf of | Feb 9, 2023 | DIVORCE - Divorce |

Are you considering a divorce? There are many reasons someone would want a divorce, such as constantly fidgeting with a spouse, financial troubles, trust issues or parenting style conflicts. While the above are all good reasons to want a divorce, you may be struggling to commit to the idea.

Perhaps you’ve read divorce horror stories online or have a friend who went through a difficult divorce. As you listened to their troubles, you likely second-guessed your decision and decided that it was easier to stay married. But, you shouldn’t sacrifice your happiness for convenience’s sake.

Not every divorce is bad, but it can seem like it will be if you believe what others tell you. As such, you should consider debunking several misconceptions about divorce. Here’s what you should know:

Myth #1: You won’t see your kids again

Truth: Parents will typically work together to make a child custody agreement. This ensures that parents can continue their responsibilities and obligations to their children.

Myth #2: You can never date again

Truth: You can date after a divorce, and people often should when looking to help their mental health. However, it may greatly affect you if you date while the divorce process is ongoing.

Myth #3: You’ll lose all of your assets

Truth: Most divorces evenly split assets. Having a prenup or postnup can help ensure you get what assets you most want.

Myth #4: Your spouse must agree to the divorce

Truth: You don’t need your spouse’s approval for the divorce. A court will allow a divorce to proceed even if your spouse actively tries to stop it from happening. 

Myth #5: Legal help isn’t worth it

Truth: It’s often important to understand your legal rights when seeking everything you want from a divorce. Without understanding your rights, you may miss important details that you’ll regret later in life.