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 the 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) 780-9005 or fill out our brief
online form to request a initial consultation.