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Addressing some prevalent myths regarding divorce

On Behalf of | Sep 23, 2022 | Divorce |

It may come as no surprise that going through the end of a marriage can be stressful and that the outcome of the process will inherently prompt change in the lives of those involved. However, there may also be certain types of information about divorce that might not be accurate and may only add unnecessary stress to the situation. Addressing some of the most prevalent types of myths regarding the divorce process may be essential to helping individuals in Georgia prepare to make informed choices about their options and protect their futures.

Divorce misinformation

According to studies, one of the most prevalent myths may involve the notion that all assets must be divided equally. With Georgia state equitable distribution laws, the division of assets must be fair, but it does not have to be equal. Another common myth might involve the idea that divorce is expensive and will lead to periods of monetary unrest. While the process will inherently affect one’s finances, that does not mean that it will lead to financial ruin, and there may be steps one can take to safeguard his or her future in the process.

Studies also indicate that another prevalent myth involves the concept that annulments are a viable alternative to divorce, which might not always be the case in every scenario. There may also be some misconceptions about how a divorce might affect one’s children and whether staying together for the sake of the kids is the best path. While divorce can be tough on kids, sometimes, it could also be the healthiest path for all parties involved.

Guidance in preparing for the process

Individuals in Georgia who are facing a divorce and wish to avoid allowing prevalent myths from adding to the stress of the situation may benefit from consulting with a family law attorney as soon as possible. By speaking with an attorney, a client could obtain much needed advice on what to expect from the process and every essential factor to address along the way. Such a decision could help place a person in a better position to carefully evaluate the situation and develop a strategy for legal proceedings that best aligns with his or her wishes and interests for the future.

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