Many people navigating divorce endure comments, ideas, and other misconceptions
their friends, family and co-workers have about the divorce process. If
you are considering divorce, keep reading.
In this blog, our Houston divorce lawyer
debunks three of the most popular divorce myths your friends and family
have probably told you.
1. Fathers are never awarded custody
Several decades ago, the court systems held bias toward mothers under the
notion that children raised with their mothers were better off even if
the mother didn’t have the means to support them. Today, the family
court system has evolved to consider what is in the best interest of the
child when determining which parent should be awarded custody. If you
are a father concerned about the custody of your children, consider retaining
a skilled Houston family law lawyer to guide you through building a solid
child custody case.
2. Your Ex can deny visitation if you don’t pay child support
If you are unable to pay
child support for any reason, your ex cannot legally deny you visitation. Family courts
value a child’s ability to spend time with their parent. There are
penalties and other ways family courts enforce payment of child support.
If you notice your ex-spouse denies you visitation, document each occurrence
and the reason given for the denial. If a habit develops, contact your
Houston family law attorney for the best legal approach to the issue.
3. Husbands are never awarded spousal support
In decades past, prejudices may have existed regarding husbands requesting
alimony or spousal support. Today, Texas courts determine spousal support based on the economic circumstances
of the divorcing couple, gender is not a factor when determining alimony.
Thinking of Filing for Divorce? Call Law Office of Kathryn Marteeny!
If you are thinking of filing for divorce, the team at the
Law Office of Kathryn Marteeny can help get you started with the process. Divorce can be one of the most
difficult things you can go through, let our Houston divorce attorney
be your compassionate, understanding guide.
Call today to book your free initial consultation.