Were you and your spouse married at a tender age? Maybe it was a whirlwind youthful romance? Or high school sweethearts? But now, after a few years you have realized, while in your 20s, you made a hasty decision to tie the knot.
When you are in your 20s and experience divorce, you may feel like the odd person out because many people in this age range have not gotten married yet. Depending on how old you were when you got married before turning 30, studies show that the divorce rate for 1st marriages is between 25%-48%.
And because of this, there are some valid concerns. Here are some thoughts for you to ponder:
- It may be challenging to find support amongst your peers since more and more of this age group is not getting married until after 30
- As far as asset division, your shared financial landscape may not be as difficult to divide amicably
- There is a great deal to learn from your experience that can help you down the road in future relationships – like seeing the red flags before marriage or drafting a pre-nuptial agreement
- Once divorced, you may be able to learn more about yourself and what you are looking for in a spouse
- Consider mediation or a collaborative, no-court divorce process – it’s faster and more economical
Choosing the collaborative divorce process can be the perfect solution for couples who are separating in their 20s because it pairs both of you with a team of experts who are there to be the neutral professionals in finance, mental health, co-parenting and divorce communication coaching, and most often at a far lesser cost than litigation such as:
- A team of professionals who provide specific aspects of divorce, attorney, mental health professional and financials
- Lower costs emotionally and financially than litigation
- You and your spouse choose options that work for you rather than a judge deciding what will happen
- Flexible times for meetings often via video are confidential and meet your busy schedule
A Better DivorceTM is an interdisciplinary group of professionals who are committed to non-court, non-confrontational solutions for family law matters.
Note: This information is general in nature and should not be construed as legal/financial/tax/or mental health advice. You should work with your attorney, financial, mental health or tax professional to determine what will work best for your situation.