If you are thinking about whether the time has come for you to end your marriage, or you and your spouse have already decided that it is not working out, you could have a variety of questions about divorce. Finding answers can help clear up confusion, but our law firm also realizes that some people believe various myths related to the divorce process. In order to have a better understanding of potential outcomes and your rights, it might be helpful for you to look at some of these myths.
Sometimes, people assume that a divorce will always require going to court. However, some couples are able to stay out of the courtroom altogether by turning to a mediator, for example. Another myth involves custody and visitation, with fathers assuming that they will have little time to spend with their children and there is nothing they can do about it. However, this is certainly not true in every case and many fathers have been able to secure favorable custody and visitation rights. Sometimes, people think that because their spouse no longer lives in the home, they will not have any right to the home when property is divided, but this is not necessarily true either.
People believe these types of myths for different reasons, whether they have heard their friends discuss various aspects of divorce or they saw something in a movie. It is important to carefully go over any issues affecting your unique case. Our divorce section has more on ending marriage.