For those who are going through the divorce process for the first time, it tends to be a very unnerving experience. For one, the idea of separating your life from your spouse’s is heartbreaking. Secondly, there are many mistruths that float around about divorce and all that it entails. Let’s tackle some of the myths that are associated with divorces.

  1. Your divorce will be final in no more than 90 days.dreamstime_xxl_35933497

    In Washington, the 90 days is a waiting period of sorts. This means that you cannot be divorced any sooner than 90 days after you have filed and your spouse has received a copy of your divorce papers as well. If all issues are settled by the 91st day, then you may be divorced.

  2. The person who wants out of the marriage will be held accountable and lose everything.

    Washington, as you may or may not know, is a no fault divorce state. This means that neither party should be blamed for why the marriage was not successful, instead they should both take responsibility for their union ending. This means that the division of assets is also done in a fair and equitable way.

  3. A family law lawyer will only cost us more money.

    Many people want to avoid hiring a family law lawyer to help with their divorce because they already fear how much the divorce is costing them. While you do have to pay a divorce lawyer, you are likely to save money in the long run when you have an attorney by your side. This is especially true if you are seeking any sort of alimony.

If you have questions about the legal aspects of your divorce, Pavithran Law can answer them for you and help you navigate all of the ins and outs of the divorce process.