Common Divorce Misconceptions You Should Know

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Divorce is not something anyone ever hopes or expects to face. However, if you find yourself in the unfortunate position of ending your marriage, it is important you are not distracted by the misconceptions you’ll be told over and over again. Embarking on this journey of independence is best done without taking these anecdotes too seriously as they can skew the way you approach your divorce overall. Avoid any generalizations you hear because just as every relationship is unique, so is every divorce situation. Very rarely is there an “always.”

Some common divorce misconceptions include, but are not limited to:

  • Keeping the house is #1 – Before fighting for the marital home, consider what it will be like having to keep up with expenses as well as upkeep when you don’t have the support of your spouse. Taking on this major financial and emotional burden while single is not to be ideal.
  • Mothers almost always get custody – While once true, this has long changed in the courts. Nowadays, judges recognize the importance of children having relationships with both parents, if possible. 
  • Everything is 50/50 – While there does need to be an equitable division of assets between couples, this does not mean everything will be split exactly down the middle. Things will be fair, but not equal.
  • You don’t need a lawyer – Can you get divorced without an attorney? Yes. Should you? Absolutely not. Technically, you can do it without the counsel, guidance, and representation of a legal team. You definitely should not because you have no way to predict what is to come throughout the divorce process.

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