Tips for Navigating a Divorce in Your Early 20s

Going through a divorce is never easy, but navigating a divorce in your early 20s is an experience that might need a little extra care and guidance that is specific to your situation. Continue reading to discover the top tips for navigating a divorce as a young person. You deserve to start this new stage in your life with confidence and hope. If you require assistance in the divorce process, do not hesitate to reach out to our experienced divorce attorney who will walk you through each step of the way. Give our firm a call to learn more about our services and how we can assist you.

Fall back on your support system

It can be tough to go through a divorce in your early 20s because you might feel as if “everyone” in your life has been inviting you to their weddings or baby showers and you are starting new. Going through these tough times with grace requires support. You are not meant to pick up the pieces on your own. Surrounding yourself with a support system is crucial during this period in your life. Your support system should understand what you need from them. Lean on your family and friends when you can. You might consider talking with a professional therapist or attending counseling sessions, too. Whatever it takes, there is no shame in asking for help.

Reconsider how you use social media

It comes second nature to your generation to scroll through social media and update your own accounts, no matter what you’re going through in life. However, it is important to understand that social media can be used against you in court while you are still proceeding with your divorce. Never use your social media accounts to vent about your divorce or your former partner. You do not want to give your former spouse leverage to bring up your social media posts in court. It is best to avoid posting personal information online altogether on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and more. This is true even if your accounts are private. This rule is especially important if you have children with your former spouse and the court will determine the custody of your children.

Secure your finances

It is common for individuals going through a divorce to have debt. In fact, the average debt amount for individuals in their 20s is between $23,000 and $46,000. Consider the following financial stability tips to get a handle on your finances after all of the expenses of divorce have taken their tole on your budget:

  • Consdier consolidation
  • Pay off your largest debts first
  • Downsize
  • Utilize extra payment programs
  • Create a strict budget
  • Cut things out of your budget that you no longer use

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