It’s common to feel afraid to get a divorce when there is so much information out there that is, well, just plain scary. It’s like getting to the edge of a cliff and being afraid to jump off. Fortunately, most, if not all of this “information” is simply not true. You might call it pure myth.
Some of the most common myths I’ve heard include:
I will have to get a second job just to pay alimony.
A judge will force me to go back to work.
I will never see my kids.
I’m being “selfish” by not thinking about what divorce will do to my children.
I will lose all rights to my home if I move out.
If I hire a lawyer, my spouse will think that I want to “fight” and it will cost money that I don’t have.
What you might not know is that there are a number of things you can do to gain a greater sense of control over how your issues will be resolved.