This week, Karen Wagner explains the most common myths regarding divorce court.
Myth #1: Custody
It is a common myth that a mother will always win custody of the children. It is a balancing of what is equal and right for the child. We do our best to advocate for the parent’s interests but the court will focus on the best interest of the child. This might not mean that either parent gets exactly what they want.
Myth #2: Adultery
It is a common myth that if one spouse commits adultery, that the other party will get everything. This is not the case in Maryland, the only time the court considers adultery is when it is going through the multiple factors to determine if alimony is appropriate. It is true that adultery can impact the amount or duration of any alimony awarded.
In conclusion, there are many myths about divorce. Our goal is to make sure our clients ends up in a position that where they are comfortable and satisfied as a whole. To understand the laws around divorce, you should talk to an experienced family law attorney.
At Davis, Upton & Palumbo LLC, we guide our clients through the divorce process, making sure they understand all of their options and their rights. Family and domestic matters can be stressful, contentious and emotional. That is why we provide our clients with the time and support needed to get through a divorce successfully. If you want to learn more about our Family Law Services, click here or contact us today.
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