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What to know about getting divorced young

On Behalf of | Feb 5, 2018 | Divorce, Firm News |

For some young couples in Nebraska, getting married feels like the right thing to do. However, there can be some unique challenges faced by those who also get divorced at a young age. Those who are in their 20s when they get divorced may not have anyone to talk to who can relate to what they are going through.

However, one upside to getting divorced at a younger age is that it often happens prior to having children or developing significant shared assets. Millennials are also more likely to have a prenuptial agreement, which can make the divorce process easier. As a general rule, fewer people are getting divorced before age 30 because they are choosing to wait longer before getting married. In 2016, the median age for a man to get married was 29.5 years while the median age for women was 27.4 years.

Those who do get divorced are encouraged to take time to learn from the experience. Instead of dwelling on the past, it may be best to think about the future. While some may consider a divorce a failure, that may not necessarily be the case. In many cases, a marriage will end because of disagreements over career paths or because one person wants children while the other doesn’t.

The end of a marriage can lead to a variety of emotions, such as sadness or guilt. However, a soon-to-be ex should keep their focus on getting a favorable divorce settlement. This is where a divorce attorney could come in. Legal counsel can explain the financial implications of a divorce help look out for a client’s best interests during the property division process.