Not all couples in a marriage live happily ever after together. Unfortunately, some will end in divorce. But as in any human form of human experience, myths are often held as truths.
The following are four common myths about divorce that need to be debunked:
- Divorce is always expensive. Not all divorces are created equally. Many couples are able to handle their divorce issues without undergoing court litigation. Whether they hammer out the terms on their own, with the help of a mediator, or a settlement-minded attorney, both parties are capable of working out their own problems, then have a lawyer prepare the necessary paperwork for the mutual agreement, greatly reducing the cost of divorce.
- Having a baby can save the marriage. It is not a wise choice to have a child as a way to prevent a divorce from happening. While parenthood is about taking a relationship to another step, the addition of a new baby to a troubled relationship will only make matters worse both emotionally and financially.
- Women always get primary custody of children. For the most part, the kids do stay with the mother. However, that is not always the case. A mother doesn’t need to be unstable or incapable of handling her child to lose custody. If a judge determines that the child is in better hands with the father, then the mother will lose custody. In addition, once a child reaches a certain age, he or she can choose who he or she wants to live with.
- One individual is to blame for the divorce. Both parties are the pillars of marriage, so both are responsible for the failure. In many cases, couples just simply outgrow one another.
If you are interested in filing for divorce in Texas, contact Phillip M. Herr, Attorney at Law and schedule a consultation with our Flower Mound divorce lawyer today.