Going through a divorce? Don’t let these 5 common divorce myths add to your stress! They can cost you not only time but money.

1. Myth – You need fault to get a divorce.

Reality: In Texas, you can get a “no-fault” divorce, which means you don’t have to prove your spouse did something wrong.



2. Myth – Everything gets split 50/50.

Reality: In Texas, property and debt are divided fairly, but not necessarily equally. 50/50 is common, but certain factors can call for an uneven split. Parties can agree to an uneven split as well.


3. Myth – You need a lawyer for everything.


Reality: While an attorney can be helpful, there are some things you can do yourself, like gathering documents. Doing some things yourself can save you in attorney fees. At the same time, going it alone can pose risks you also need to keep in mind. An attorney can help you determine what you are safe doing by yourself and what you are not.


4. Myth – You can’t change the terms of your divorce agreement later.

Reality: In some cases, you may be able to modify certain parts of your agreement, such as child support. However, making modifications, generally speaking, has strict requirements which must be met. Additionally, there are often times when a decree may not be modified. Consulting with an attorney is your best route.

5. Myth – Ignoring the legal side of things will save you money.

Reality: Not having a clear legal strategy, agreement and orders can lead to expensive problems down the road. Not complying with legal requirements in the case can too.

Facing divorce? Don’t go it alone! An experienced attorney can help you understand your rights and options and ensure a smoother process. Contact me today for a consultation.


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