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Divorce myths dispelled

We all strive to separate fact from fiction and reality from myths and legends. However, when emotions are running high, it can sometimes be difficult to be certain about our perceptions and judgments.

If you are facing the likelihood of divorce, you might start to wonder if those rumors you have long heard about marital splits are true. Let's take a look at some of the tall tales about divorce that have circulated for years.

One of the persistent myths about divorce is that you will inevitably wind up in Broward County court in an expensive legal brawl. The reality is that while some divorce disputes involving deep differences about matters such as child custody or property division can only be resolved in court, they are the exceptions and not the rule.

With the help of an experienced family law attorney, you can avoid protracted, expensive court battles and instead obtain favorable resolutions through negotiation and discussion.

Another prevalent divorce myth: when a husband or wife moves out of the house, they have given up all claims to the property.

With few exceptions, a marital home is considered a joint asset and will be part of an equitable property division settlement. In many cases, the house will be sold and the proceeds divided. In other situations, one spouse will buy out the other spouse's share of the property.

For many people, that house represents the biggest investment of their lives. With the help of a Pompano Beach lawyer experienced in navigating the complex process of dividing real estate in divorce, you can protect your investment, your family and your rights.  

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