The Five Big Myths About Divorce

True or false?

1 “We didn’t want it to get nasty, but we couldn’t stop it becoming adversarial”

2 “I have to fight for a good settlement and what’s fair or I’ll lose out”

3 “He/she have become completely unreasonable so mediation won’t work”

4 “I feel betrayed and if I have my day in court, I will feel compensated for my suffering”

5 “I don’t understand the process so I need a lawyer to take control of the process for me”

So are the Big 5 truths – or are they really myths?

Well of course they seem pretty true to a lot of people finding themselves going through family breakup. But in my experience I see that they are in fact myths, and here is why:

1 “We didn’t want it to get nasty, but we couldn’t stop it becoming adversarial”

True or False?

I’ll give it to you straight. The common denominator in adversarial divorce seems to be adversarial lawyers. No matter how much you want to “break up right – please don’t fight”™, once you start giving over responsibility to the divorce process to traditional family lawyers then communication often breaks down, and the process can become adversarial, expensive, and very slow to resolve. This is why it is vital to clearly understand your choices from the start.

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