There are a number of myths and misconceptions surrounding the idea of divorce, most of which are untrue. Having a firm understanding of the reality of divorce can save you time and money, both of which are invaluable during the divorce process. In this blog, our Morris County divorce attorney shares the most common divorce misconceptions.
Divorce can be expensive, but it doesn’t have to be. With an uncontested divorce or divorce mediation, couples find that the time and money spent on their divorce is nearly cut in half. Ideally, these divorces work best for couples are in agreement of the dissolution and the terms of their divorce. In the beginning stages of filing for divorce, it’s crucial to fully understand the type of divorce you will be filing.
Property Will Be Divided 50/50
New Jersey is referred to as an “equitable distribution” state. The assets you and your spouse accumulate throughout the years of your marriage will be divided in a way that is fair and just, which does not always mean “equally.” When dividing assets, a court will look at a number of things, including length of marriage and debt obligations.
The Woman Will Automatically Get Custody
The notion that the mother will automatically be awarded custody is quite antiquated – these days, a court will place the child’s best interest as a top priority. The child’s physical and emotional wellbeing is placed above the parent’s gender when awarding child custody.
Ex-Husband Are Stuck Paying Support
Traditionally, it was common for women to be on the receiving end of alimony. Times have changed, however, and more and more women are finding themselves bringing in a fair amount of income. Because of this, it’s become a common occurrence to have men ask the court to order the wife to pay alimony.
Filing for divorce? Secure the representation you need and deserve. Our Morris County divorce lawyer is ready to help you navigate through the inherent complexities of the divorce process. To schedule a consultation, call O’Sullivan Law Group at (973) 947-8699 today.