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3 myths about divorce

On Behalf of | Jan 26, 2023 | Divorce |

Divorce is as old as sliced bread. Many people end up getting divorced for a number of reasons. For example, many people divorce because they have conflicting parenting styles, while others may struggle with communicating or negotiating finances.

However, many people that want a divorce never end up committing to the idea. This often happens because there are many misconceptions about divorce. To better understand divorce, you may need to understand what misinformation you’ve been given. Here are few myths that should be dispelled:

Myth #1: You should stay married for your kids.

Truth: Children are a big reason people don’t get divorced. People often fear that getting a divorce they’ll affect their children’s upbringing. Yet, there have been studies that show how children are positively impacted by divorce, such as more personal time with parents and having a healthy, conflict-free environment. 

Myth #2: You’ll lose everything in the divorce.

Truth: Some people don’t want a divorce because they’re afraid they’ll lose everything they own. In their minds, because they filed for divorce, then their spouse will benefit the most. However, marital assets are typically evenly split during a divorce.

Myth #3: Your spouse has to agree to the divorce.

Truth: There’s a possibility that your spouse will refuse a divorce. This can make things frustrating if you’re determined to have a divorce. However, North Carolina is a no-fault divorce state, meaning that your spouse doesn’t have to show up for the divorce for it to be official. 

There are many other kinds of myths, like how it’s believed mothers have more rights over their children than fathers. If you’re still unsure if you want a divorce, or you think you’ve been misinformed about divorce, then you should understand your legal options.