At the Land Legal Group, our Los Angeles family law attorneys know that no one gets married in anticipation of getting divorced. The reality is, it is 2022, and people of all ages are getting married — and divorced in California.
While the past few years have seen an uptick in the so-called, “grey divorce” where spouses over the age of 50 are divorcing more frequently, and hiking percentages of millennials marrying later in life, there are still young people getting married and divorced across the country.
Unfortunately, when they marry early, and divorce before the age of 30, they face their own set of advantages and challenges.
Here are a few tips to get started.
Embrace the Advantages of Divorcing Young
While this is not true for every married couple in their 20s, it applies to many of our clients. Couples who marry young often have a lot of goals to fulfill, and they typically want to achieve them together. This often means putting kids on hold.
It can also mean waiting to combine real estate and other significant assets or accruing a significant amount of combined debt.
Property division and custody are two of the most contested areas of any divorce in California and throughout the country. When your divorce does not involve either of these major issues, things are going to be a little easier.
Next, divorcing in your 20s will give you a few distinct advantages:
- You now know what is important in your relationships.
- You can now make plans that fit your goals, whether it is a career, a family, or another plan, without someone else’s approval.
You can choose to take a different path and have a long and open road of possibilities. That is often not true for older couples who divorce.
Divorcing in Your 20s Means Focusing on Yourself
There are also multiple challenges young people will face as they traverse the divorce proceedings and their new lives.
First, there will be challenges in your personal relationships. Family, friends, and colleagues may have thought you were incredibly happy, and not fully understand why your young marriage ended in divorce.
The reality is, it is none of their business. This is your life. However, it may make it a little harder to relate to, especially if you have friends who are getting married soon, or were just married and are still in the honeymoon phase.
If you are not getting the support you need from family or friends, seek help from a therapist or another professional who can give unbiased advice and encouragement.
Talk to a Skilled Divorce Attorney in Los Angeles, California
Our Los Angeles divorce lawyers provide the same exceptional care, professional advice, and legal counsel for each of our client’s unique cases, whether they are 25 or 85. Because this is your life we are talking about, and we know your divorce can reshape your future.
We want to ensure you are moving forward with confidence.
If you have questions about divorce, finances, and your potential, contact our skilled Los Angeles family law attorneys at the Land Legal Group today at (310) 552-3500 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your unique needs and to learn how we can help.