Four myths of family law

John Wade, Bond University

Document Type Journal Article

This document has been peer reviewed.

Wade, John (2002), Four myths of family law. The National Legal Eagle, September 2002, pp. 6-7.

Copyright ©The Law Society of New South Wales , 2002.

Reproduced with permission.



Family lawyers are often cornered in taxis, elevators and supermarkets by people who seek advice or who want to express strong opinions. Their opinions include myths and generalizations. In this context, a "myth" is a story which may have a grain of truth, but which otherwise is inaccurate. Here are four of those myths and my responses to them.