If you’re contemplating filing for divorce, it’s likely you have a preconceived notion of the idea of divorce. You’d be surprised to find, however, that most stereotypes surrounding divorce are more myth than truth. In this blog, we debunk the five most common divorce myths.
MYTH #1: DIVORCE IS THE EASY WAY OUT
Divorce is never easy. It can be costly, emotionally draining, and time-consuming – but it is rarely viewed as easy. In most cases, it takes more courage to leave a marriage that is of no benefit to you and your wellbeing than it is to stay in one.
MYTH #2: DIVORCE IS ALWAYS COSTLY
This is perhaps one of the biggest myths surrounding divorce. The truth is, however, divorce doesn’t have to be expensive. Uncontested divorces tend to move more quickly and efficiently through the court while avoiding the high costs of litigated contested divorce.
MYTH #3: YOU SHOULD HIDE YOUR ASSETS
In some cases, a spouse may hide valuable assets in an effort to save them from being divided. Under no circumstances should you hide your assets – doing so can land you in more legal trouble than you bargained for. During the divorce process, both parties will be asked to disclose financial records and if you’re hiding assets, they can be uncovered.
MYTH #4: IT’S ALWAYS ONE PERSON’S FAULT
When the divorce is the direct result of a spouse’s infidelity, it can be easy to point the finger on the cheating spouse – but that isn’t always the case. In most cases, a divorce is a result of both parties being equally unhappy. Unfortunately, a married couple can fall out of love and realize their marriage can’t be saved.
MYTH #5: THE MOM ALWAYS GETS THE KIDS
When making decisions over child custody, a judge will look more at what is in the best interest of the child rather than the gender of the parent. If the father is the primary caregiver, financially and emotionally, chances are he will be awarded custody of the child.
Clients who hire the dedicated legal services of our Sugar Land divorce attorney can expect counsel that is compassionate, yet aggressive when needed. Contact Audu Law Firm at (832) 789-8442 or fill out our brief online form to request an initial consultation.