Divorce does not have to be an adversarial process but the alternative requires that both parties exercise reason, strip away animosities and have the willingness to compromise. There are plenty of horror stories about how much a contested divorce costs in financial and emotional terms but it need not result in that. In resolving a dissolution, there are alternatives to the “traditional” divorce, or adversarial process, including an approach focusing on collaboration between the parties.
There are many aspects of a divorce that people do not understand or have assumptions about that are incorrect. For some, knowing the truth or the law regarding certain assumptions could be a determining factor that can change their lives. The following are 7 divorce myths that are commonly held by persons unfamiliar with the divorce process: