Once you decide in favor of divorce, it’s imperative to learn more about the process and what’s expected of you. Also, separating fact from fiction as soon as possible is of utmost importance.
Here are five of the most common divorce myths, all of which could hold you back from moving forward in an efficient manner:
- You can’t always get what you want: Even though a judge has to grant you a divorce, you’re not likely to be turned down by the court. This holds true even if your spouse wants to work things out.
- Your children get to choose who they live with: If your children are old enough, their thoughts will be taken into consideration by the court. However, the court makes this decision based on what’s in the best interest of your children.
- Every divorce is ugly: Even if you aren’t getting along, it doesn’t mean your divorce has to be full of hostility and blame.
- You won’t get anything: The property division process is often a sticking point, as this is when you work with the other person to determine who gets what. While you won’t get everything, you can negotiate to secure your fair share.
- Most divorces end up in litigation: This isn’t true, as many people are able to work through their differences in mediation.
When you focus on the facts and nothing else, it’s much easier to tackle the divorce process. Combine this with knowledge of your legal rights and you should be able to take the steps necessary to efficiently finalize your divorce in a timely manner.