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May 04, 2019.
posted in Divorce

On behalf of The Law Office of Gustavo E. Frances, P.A.

The internet is a beauty and a beast. On the one hand, everything you want to know is in the palm of your hand. You can Google almost anything and you don’t even have to type it out. Nowadays you just have to say “hey, Google” or “Hey, Siri” and your personal AI is there to help you out. The problem is you can’t believe everything that you read or see on the internet—that’s the best part. The internet is convenient, but it doesn’t always give you the information you need. Our Fort Lauderdale divorce lawyer at The Law Office Of Gustavo E. Frances, P.A. has worked with many clients who were given bad advice. It was so bad that they actually left their attorney and came to us for help. Divorce is hard enough already. The last thing you need is to start it all over again or try to fix the aftermath.

Divorce happens all the time. The percentage is still the same: 40-50% of married couples get a divorce. In fact, for those over the age of 50, divorces are increasing faster than any other age group. This means people are ending marriages over 20+ years. Each couple has its own reasons and no two divorces are the same. If you or someone you know is considering divorce, here are 5 myths to ignore:

Myth #1: Divorces Can’t Be Friendly: Our Fort Lauderdale divorce attorney has worked with hundreds of divorcing couples. Even though arguments cannot be avoided, it doesn’t have to sour the entire experience and it can actually work in your favor. An uncontested divorce is when both people are willing and ready to work on their divorce. It’s emotionally healthier and less expensive.

Myth #2: Women Always Get Alimony: Spousal support is not a guarantee for one partner or the other. You cannot walk into divorce thinking that you will get spousal support. The court considers a lot of variables and may not rule in favor of anyone.

Myth #3: Keep The House In Your Name: Florida courts believe in equal distribution of marital assets. Just because the house is in your name does not mean that you will not owe your spouse a piece of the house or a portion of the amount of the property.

Myth #4: Lottery Winnings Belong To The Owner: Unfortunately, like the house, whatever income is made during the marriage is considered a marital asset. You will still be expected to share the wealth.

Myth #5: One Spouse Can Deny A Divorce: Agreeing on divorce may not be in the cards, but that doesn’t prevent you from getting one if one of you in the marriage wants out. The other person may make it harder, but they cannot prevent you from getting the divorce.

All in all, divorce, like marriage, is a tricky thing. It requires time, patience, and a good advocate by your side. When you are ready, call 954-297-6546 or click here to start your free consultation with our professional attorney at The Law Office Of Gustavo E. Frances, P.A. in Fort Lauderdale.

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