Whether you’re a stay-at-home mom concerned about your financial security, or a working father worried you won’t get awarded custody of your children, if this is your first divorce, you likely have heard some things from your friends, family, or co-workers that are wrong regarding divorce in New Hampshire. In this blog, our Manchester divorce attorney debunks three of the most common divorce myths.
1.Mothers are always awarded custody
Many years ago, this myth may have been true as there was a general bias that children should stay with their mothers. Today, judges, court systems and the law have evolved to reflect the changes society has made about parenting. Family courts decide child custody based on what is in the best interests of the children. Both fathers and mothers are required to present evidence to the family courts of why they should be allowed custodial rights to their children. Collaborating with a Manchester divorce lawyer will give you the guidance you need to build a solid child custody case.
2.You can be denied visitation for not paying child support
Family courts have penalties and other ways to enforce child support, denying visitation with your children is not one of them. If your spouse is denying you visitation of your children, document the incidents and attempt to resolve the issue with your spouse. If this is not possible, consider speaking to your Manchester divorce attorney for strategies on what to do next.
3.Men are never awarded maintenance
Today outdated prejudices of men working and holding strong careers and women staying at the home, do not remain in the family courts.Alimony decisions are not determined by the gender of the spouse, but instead, by the economic circumstances of the couple.
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