Divorce myths can prevent some in Texas from taking action

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It is not unusual for couples to have some unhappiness in their relationships. However, when that unhappiness turns into misery, many couples in Texas consider the idea of seeking a divorce. For many who have never been through the process, there may be some uncertainty. In fact, some people choose to delay ending their marriage due to some myths regarding the proceedings.

One of the most common myths regarding divorces is that they are always contentious. Fortunately, that does not have to be the case. There are many attorneys whose focus is to resolve conflict through negotiation. For many couples, a collaborative divorce was an option that allowed them to separate their lives without having to go through a public trial.

Some parents may be hesitant to seek divorce because of child custody concerns. While in the past it seems that courts showed some bias toward mothers in such cases, courts must make decisions that are in the best interest of the children. While this determination is made based on several criteria, it is not made based on the gender of the parent.

It is fairly common for those considering a divorce to seek advice from people who have already been through the process. Unfortunately, many people who seek such advice from their friends and acquaintances receive inaccurate information. As a result, those in Texas considering ending their marriage can benefit from having a conversation with an experienced divorce attorney. By doing so, they are likely better prepared to make informed decisions regarding their  best interests and well as those of their family.

Source: huffingtonpost.com, “12 Top Divorce Myths“, Daniel Clement, May 24, 2016

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