Have you decided it’s time to file for divorce? If you are unhappy in your marriage, it may be best for you, your spouse and your children.
Unfortunately, if you aren’t familiar with divorce and the process, you may believe some myths about it. Here you can learn the truth and be better prepared for your divorce proceedings.
Myth 1: Separate bank accounts protect you
You may have heard that having a separate bank account from your spouse keeps your finances separate and helps protect you. However, this isn’t always the case. During the property division, your financial situation will be evaluated, determining what each party is entitled to receive in the split.
Myth 2: The mother always wins child custody
Some fathers don’t try to fight for child custody because they think mothers win automatically. This isn’t the case. Most courts today focus on what is in the child’s best interest, and, in most cases, it is having time with both parents unless there is a specific reason they shouldn’t. Both parents need to have their voices heard regarding child custody.
Myth 3: All your problems will be solved after your divorce
You may file for divorce because you are constantly stressed and fighting with your spouse. You may believe these issues will end once your divorce is finalized. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case, and you may face even more issues regarding your standard of living after the divorce. Preparing yourself for the upcoming changes is important to your future.
There are more than a few myths about divorce today. Understanding what these are and how they can impact you is important. You should also get to know your legal options to take the right steps during this process.