If you are facing a divorce in your early 20s, continue reading to learn the top three tips to consider before your divorce proceedings begin. If you require assistance with your upcoming divorce, look no further than our experienced Union County divorce attorney. No matter the circumstances of your divorce, our legal team at Ross & Calandrillo, LLC is prepared to walk you through the steps ahead with your best interest in mind. Give our firm a call today to learn more about our services and how we can assist you.
Lean on your support system.
Entering a divorce is a stressful and emotional time for anyone. You deserve a support system that you can rely on to prepare for your upcoming proceedings. It may seem difficult to turn to those in your life when you are in your early 20s entering a divorce. You may have friends who are getting engaged, married, or having babies and you may feel that you are in a much different stage in life. However, no matter the stage you are in compared to your loved ones, you deserve support. The best way to prepare for a divorce is to find strength and emotional clarity. Surround yourself with those who can help you put in the work so you can begin this process with integrity and strength.
Work towards financial stability.
The average amount of debt for someone in their 20s is between $24,000 and $46,000. You and your former spouse likely signed on to all or most of the debt that was accumulated over your marriage. This means that you will owe the full amount regardless of the purpose of the debt.
Due to this, it is important that you start working towards financial stability as you face a divorce. Consider the following tips:
- Utilize extra payment programs
- Create a strict budget
- Cut things out of your budget that you no longer use
- Pay off your largest debts first
- Consider consolidation
Avoid social media.
It is second nature to update your social media, especially when you are going through something as life-changing as a divorce. However, it is best to avoid social media during this time. Log off of Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and more until your divorce is over. This is true even for direct messaging online. It is best to avoid social media altogether during your divorce proceedings. This will ensure your partner has no leverage to bring up your social media in court, especially if you are facing a custody battle.
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