Divorce and child custody can be complicated legal issues. What you hear from friends or on the internet may not always be true, and entering into a divorce with the wrong expectations can possibly make things more difficult for you down the road.

While you aren’t expected to know everything about the law, we do believe it’s best to dispel some of the more common misconceptions surrounding divorce and child custody. To make things easy, we compiled a list of 5 common divorce and child custody beliefs and elaborated on whether they are generally fact or fiction.

For more specific guidance on your family law case, it’s best to reach out to a family law attorney who can analyze your unique situation.