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5 Common Misconceptions About Divorce

Getting divorced is an experience like no other, and people who have never gone through this process often have a misguided understanding of it. In this blog, our Las Vegas divorce attorneys take a look at the truth behind several of the most common misconceptions – many of which are based on old laws and legal principles. If you are considering divorce, reach out to our firm today to learn how we can help you.

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1. Your Spouse’s Cheating Makes A Difference In Your Case

Although infidelity by one spouse may impact the divorce in a few states, Nevada isn’t one of them. Nevada is a pure no-fault divorce state, which means that wrongdoing by either spouse will not be considered the cause of the divorce – instead, it is typically assumed that irreconcilable differences led to the dissolution. Furthermore, Nevada courts are not permitted to consider spousal misconduct when calculating alimony.

2. The Divorce Process Favors Women

There was a time when women would receive primary custody of their children almost automatically, but that time is long gone. Courts typically prefer a 50/50 custody arrangement, as it is assumed that regular contact with both parents is best for the child. When it comes to alimony, property division, and other financial matters, courts will look at numbers – not gender.

3. Divorce Is As Simple As Signing a Few Papers

Las Vegas is well-known as the home of the drive-through wedding chapel, so it’s unsurprising that many people think that divorce is just as easy. In reality, this is a complex and time consuming process. While there are certainly ways to help the process move more quickly and smoothly, it will not happen overnight.

4. Divorce Is Always A Battle

Many couples begin the divorce process with the expectation that it will turn into a courtroom battle. While there are certainly many divorces that are very contentious, many others are resolved through mediation. Not only are uncontested divorces typically quicker, less stressful, and less expensive than divorce litigation, but they also give you more control over the final outcome.

5. It’s Easy To Avoid Emotional Turmoil In a Divorce

Many people try to distance themselves from the emotional aspects of a divorce, but this is easier said than done. When this happens, emotions often come pouring out at the worst possible time – such as in the courtroom. Divorce is an emotional process, and it can be very helpful to talk to a therapist or counselor who can help you come to terms with these feelings in a healthy way.

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