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Commonly misunderstood facts about divorce

On Behalf of | Oct 3, 2022 | Divorce

A lot of the facts surrounding divorce have been misunderstood. Unfortunately, these myths and misunderstandings can cause the process to be much harder for couples.

Knowing what is often mistaken before taking any steps in a divorce is best. Here are the facts surrounding a few of the most common misunderstandings about this process.

Famous people can speed up their divorce

Famous people cannot speed up their divorce since all divorces follow the same process. Therefore, wealthy individuals cannot pay extra to make the process quicker.

Settlements can reflect affairs

Divorces come with many feelings, including the bitterness that people often feel when an affair occurs. Although anyone who has experienced an affair may wish their ex-spouse gets less than they are legally entitled to, the court will not reflect that in the final settlements.

Common law status entitles you to a fair share

Living with someone long enough for your relationship to legally become a common law marriage does not entitle anyone to a fair share of their property if you separate. However, common law partners can be eligible for things like child support.

Prenups are only for wealthy couples

A lot of people associate prenuptial agreements with the rich and famous. However, anyone can form a prenup, and as long as the couple legally initiated the contract at the appropriate time, the court will uphold this document.

Before going into a divorce, individuals need to understand all the facts. That will ensure they know the precise steps to take to make the process easier.