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What are some common myths about divorce?

When you hear the word divorce, you likely start to think about a host whole of things you've heard throughout your life. Many of these notions are false. Some are true. Even those who have been through divorce can wind up making false claims about the process and what it's like. So, what are some common myths about divorce?

A common myth about divorce that still seems to be around is that one spouse can deny the other a divorce. This is not true ever since no-fault divorce came into effect back in the 1970s. Now, if a spouse files for divorce, the other spouse cannot prevent it from moving forward. Denying a divorce is no longer possible.

Another common myth is that divorces can only be performed in the state in which the couple got married. This is also not true. If you have moved to a different state, only one person involved in the marriage needs to be a legal resident of that new state in order to get a divorce in that state.

In a divorce with children, there's still a myth that the mother always gets the children. This cannot be further from the truth. The court will rule on custody issues based on the best interests of the children.

If divorce is in your future, you will want to consult with an experienced divorce attorney in Fort Lauderdale as soon as possible. Conflicts of interest are a big issue when it comes to divorce and you will want to get out in front of your spouse when it comes to finding an attorney to represent you.

Source: Divorce Source, "Divorce Myths Uncovered," accessed Dec. 08, 2017

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