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Four common myths about divorce in Texas

On Behalf of | Jun 26, 2024 | Family Law

If your marriage is on the rocks, then divorce might’ve crossed your mind. But a lot of people who are in similar circumstances struggle with deciding whether marriage dissolution is right for them.

After all, they oftentimes have preconceived notions about what the divorce process entails, supported by what they’ve seen and heard from friends, family members, and on the news and in television and movies.

But you don’t want to make such a heavy decision about your future without accurate information, which is why in this post we want to look at some common myths about divorce.

Divorce myths you shouldn’t buy into

There are a lot of misconceptions out there about divorce. Here are some of them:

  • Your divorce will be highly conflictual: This is certainly a possibility, but it doesn’t have to be. If you and your spouse can communicate effectively, then you might be able to work together to find a divorce resolution that works for both of you.
  • Adultery will cost the adulterer everything: Although adultery is recognized as a ground for divorce in Texas and can have an impact on property division and spousal support, it may not. The spouse who was cheated on has to meet some evidentiary hurdles in order for adultery to impact the division of marital assets.
  • Your children will be irreparably harmed: Although your divorce can have an impact on your children, your kids are resilient. By providing them with support and the tools they need to cope with the challenges they’re facing, they can come through the process strong and healthy.
  • The mother will automatically get custody of the kids: The court will issue a child custody order that it feels is in your children’s best interests. The law is gender neutral, though, and you and your spouse are free to negotiate whatever kind of custody arrangement you feel is best.

Don’t be led astray by myths about divorce

There’s a lot of misinformation out there about divorce, colored by individuals’ personal experiences with the process. But you don’t have to fall prey that those misconceptions.

Instead, you can take control of your marriage dissolution and get what you want out of it. It’ll take effective communication and careful planning, but you shouldn’t shy away from the process if it’s what you need to secure a brighter future for yourself and your family.