Divorce Myths

Myths can be dangerous in any legal area, especially that of marriage and divorce. People need to have realistic ideas about what marriage and divorce entail so that they can make the most beneficial decisions for themselves and their families. To have realistic notions, myths have to be dispelled.

One common myth is that men initiate most divorce proceedings. The fact, however, is that women initiate two-thirds of all divorces, significantly because men are more likely to engage in behavior that threatens a marital relationship.

Another myth is that it is better for children to live in stepfamilies than with single parents. The reality is that stepfamilies are not necessarily better than single parents. Stepfamilies have their own problems, and it may be difficult for children to become comfortable in the stepfamily.

A third myth that is more prevalent than the others is that it is good for children when their parents get divorced if their parents are in a bad relationship. The truth is that unless the relationships are very bad, for example one parent is abusive, it is better for children if parents work out their differences and stay together.

Moreover, many couples believe that having a child will strengthen their marriage extensively. The truth is that a child creates additional responsibilities and stress on a marriage and can possibly lead to divorce.

Finally, many people believe that living together before marriage prevents divorces from happening. Researchers have found, however, that couples who live together before marriage in fact have higher rates of divorce.

Is divorce right for you?

This is a question you need to make after much thought. Understanding the myths and realities about divorce can help you make an informed decision.

Contact a San Diego Divorce Attorney

Should you decide to walk down the road of divorce, the services of a lawyer will help make the process easier. Moreover, attorneys can help find legal ways to save a marriage. For help and information, contact the San Diego divorce lawyers of Fischer & Van Thiel, LLP by calling 760-722-7646.

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