Giving Men An Equal Voice In Divorce

Common misconceptions about men and divorce

On Behalf of | Feb 26, 2024 | Divorce

When it comes to divorce, there are numerous misconceptions in circulation. As with all legal issues, it’s important to separate fact from fiction.

Having accurate information at hand allows all parties to assert their legal rights and obtain a fair divorce settlement. Outlined below are some of the most common misconceptions about men and divorce.

Men always initiate divorce

One common myth surrounding divorce is that men always initiate proceedings. Studies indicate that it is actually women who are much more likely to initiate divorce. The reasons behind divorce can vary, and every case is unique. Nonetheless, it is important to address the most common misconceptions about divorce so that couples have access to reliable information.

Mothers always get custody

In the past, mothers may have been treated preferably during custody proceedings based on gender. However, today, gender is not a criterion that directly influences the courts in custody cases. The key factor that the family courts will consider is the best interests of the child. If it is in the best interests of the child to live with their father, then this is what the court should prioritize.

Men cannot receive financial support post-divorce

Another common myth is that men are not eligible for alimony post-divorce. This is not true. Alimony is awarded based on the financial circumstances of each spouse. If the man has custody of the children and takes on the role of full-time caregiver, then he may be entitled to both alimony and child support.

Generally, the more amicable your divorce is the better it works out for everyone involved. However, as a man, you still need to think about asserting your legal rights.