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Five Common Misconceptions People Have about Divorce

By Leslie Fineberg on February 4, 2014

Outcomes of DivorceAlthough divorce is becoming more widespread and accepted now than it was years ago, many people still have their hang-ups, whether religious or personal in nature, about marriage breakups. They tend to believe that any marriage can be salvaged and that divorce automatically leads to a broken family; however, there is such a thing as a dead-end marriage that needs to be ended before it becomes toxic.

If you’re taking lots of flack or unwarranted advice from your friends or other peers, just know that you’re not the only one. Divorced individuals everywhere have heard the same, mostly wrong, opinions before, including those below.

Divorces are always adversarial and messy. The divorce process does not have to be defined by grudge matches and dirty mind games. It is possible for spouses to divorce in a collaborative and respectful manner.

Divorce is the easier alternative. There are many reasons why a spouse may stay in a bad marriage. It takes courage to end one since such a decision can bring about many changes.

Your children will be traumatized. Although divorce is not easy for the family, it does not have to be psychologically harmful or traumatizing. As long as both parents communicate well with their children and maintain respect for each other, the children will likely come out of divorce all right.

You will remain single for the rest of your life. This is so far from the truth, who knows where the idea came from? Many divorced parents start dating again and find a new life partner in another person.

You hate your former spouse. Yes, some marriages do end on very heated terms and not all former spouses make peace with one another, but there are numerous people who have divorced and still remain good friends with one another! Divorce does not automatically have to lead to resentment.

If you have any questions regarding your divorce, whether they have to do with property division, child support, child custody, or any other family law issues, please call the experienced Chicago divorce attorneys at Nottage and Ward. Dial (312) 332-2915 and schedule a consultation today.

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