Many people go through bad divorces and set a precedent for others – this can cause many rumors to spread like wildfire. This can deter people from committing to much-needed divorces.
If you’re planning for a divorce, you may need to debunk some common myths. Here’s what you should know:
Myth #1: You can’t control what you lose in a divorce
Truth: Having a prenuptial agreement or postnuptial agreement may protect many of your assets. Prenups and postnups can clarify what assets each person keeps after a divorce and even establish alimony. This means you may be able to continue your lifestyle, protect your inheritance or keep your business intact following a divorce.
Myth #2: You can’t change a child custody agreement
Truth: Child custody agreements often have to be changed several times during the course of their existence. The needs and wants of children and parents change all the time – a parent may start a job or the child may go to school and restrict how a parent sees their child. This is just one of many examples of why a custody order may change.
Myth #3: Your spouse can deny you a divorce
Truth: The court can still grant a divorce even if a spouse doesn’t show up for the proceeding. If you’re looking to get a divorce and your spouse isn’t in agreement, they may try to delay the decision by avoiding court. It may take longer to get a divorce because of this, but you can eventually conclude the process even if your spouse is uncooperative.
You shouldn’t let one tall tale make you believe your future is over. You may need to reach out for legal help when learning your options for divorce.