Despite all of the information available online and elsewhere, people still believe in untrue myths about divorce. People looking to end a marriage often rely on stories from friends or family to make divorce decisions. While most who offer these so-called tips have good intentions, it is much better to rely on hard facts.
All individuals are unique. As such, marriages and the issues that affect relationships are also unique. When you look at it this way, it is easy to see why it is wise to use facts instead of tales when entering a divorce.
Three persistent myths about divorce in America
The section below contains information about some of the most harmful myths about divorce:
- Hawaii follows the equitable distribution method of dividing marital property. Many believe this means an equal (50-50) split. In truth, it means that courts look to divide property fairly, but not necessarily equally.
- Most continue to believe that mothers always win custody of children in a divorce. In truth, courts work to determine which parent can best provide primary care and housing for children. Those who lose primary custody still have the right to spend time with their kids.
- A third myth that continues to prevail concerns the role adultery plays in a divorce. Many believe that if you cheat on your spouse, you will lose everything when divorcing. In truth, adultery plays little to no role in most Hawaii divorces.
If you want to know how a divorce proceeds and concludes, consider asking a professional for the answers you seek. Searching for guidance can also ensure that you make no potentially costly errors during the process of ending your marriage.