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3 Common misconceptions about child custody and divorce

On Behalf of | Sep 23, 2022 | Divorce |

Divorce can be a complex and difficult thing to go through. Additionally, custody can also be a tough thing to work out.

Taking time to understand each thing can help you be more prepared for what is ahead. It can also help you reduce some of the stress you are facing.

The terms can never change

Some may worry that the initial divorce or custody terms are set in stone. The reality is, though, that these things can get changed over time. This is particularly true of custody terms that do not work for you or the other party.

One parent is more likely to get full custody

Many may think that the mother always gets full custody. The truth is, though, that custody is often more complex and nuanced than that, and that fathers have as many rights as mothers to spend time with their children.

Child support ends automatically at a certain time

Another thing that many may believe is that child support ends automatically as soon as the child reaches their 18th birthday. Even though child support can end at this age, there are other factors to take into consideration, like whether or not the child will be attending college, which can factor into the actual end date of child support.

Divorce can be a sticky situation, as can custody and finding custody terms that work for you. Even though it may not feel easy, with some research there can be ways to find solutions that work for you.