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Movies about divorce might not be the best source for guidance

There are a multitude of movies that are based on real-life scenarios, and the messages they convey can be moving. However, watching a movie about the end of a marriage may be much different than actually going through a similar life change. Instead of turning to the silver screen for guidance, individuals in California who are facing divorce may find it beneficial to consult with a family law attorney for advice on what to expect in the process.

In many cases, movies about divorce may include one party who is devastated by the process and struggles to move forward with life. While divorce can be a stressful and emotional experience, these feelings may only be temporary, and for those in a relationship that is no longer functional, ending a marriage could be the healthiest path for everyone involved. While movies may also deem it necessary to shift the blame toward one person, in life, this isn't always the case, as some couples may simply grow apart over time.

When children are a factor, many movies may send a message that it could be better to remain together for the sake of the kids. However, this might not always be the correct path, and attempting to stay married solely for the kids could lead to increased levels of conflict. Being subjected to constant conflict can be harmful to children, and although they might have difficulty accepting the news of divorce, a similar decision could lead everyone to a better situation in time.

When going through the end of a marriage, individuals in California may find it beneficial to seek guidance early on in the process. By speaking with an attorney, a person could obtain guidance in covering every aspect of divorce. A family law attorney can address the client's situation and assist in pursuing the most favorable outcome possible during subsequent divorce proceedings.

Source:, "Five Things Movies Get Wrong About Divorce", Accessed on March 27, 2018

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