Top 5 Rhode Island Divorce Myths

May 8, 2013 in Rhode Island Divorce

  1. One in two marriages ends in divorce.

    • Not exactly. In fact, the divorce rate has been steadily decreasing since the 1980s, according to the National Marriage Project. A more accurate divorce rate for American marriages ranges from 40% to 50%.
  2. Living together before marriage lowers the chance of divorce.

    • It all comes down to the decision and the reasons for the cohabitation. If the moving in will help the relationship or make it healthier, than it can be a good thing. The problem is most people move in because of convenience not because of a healthy decision.
  3. Second marriages are more likely to last than first marriages.

    • True. If you already know how to get divorced, the more likely you see it as an option. Hopefully this won’t be the case.
  4. Divorce is incredibly expensive.

    • With headlines always touting “multimillion dollar divorce settlement” you can easily think this is true. Thankfully, that is not the norm. As long as the two parties involved amicably agree on who gets what and don’t head to court each time to make a decision, the fees are manageable
  5. The mother almost always gets custody of the children.

    • You would think so, right? In the end the judge will keep the best interest of the child in mind. If both parents are fit to raise the child, they’re typically granted shared custody.

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