Tips on Navigating Divorce in Your Early 20s

Navigating a divorce in your early 20s is not an easy experience. Continue reading to discover the top tips for navigating your divorce to get out on the other end of this experience with strength and confidence. While you proceed with your divorce, it is important to understand that you do not need to go through this process alone. Our experienced divorce attorney will gladly walk you through each step of this process to achieve the best possible outcome for your divorce. Give our firm a call today to discuss our services and how we can assist you.

You’ll need a support system

Going through a divorce when you are in your early 20s is tough, especially when it seems like you are surrounded by friends and family members who want you to attend their weddings and baby showers with a happy face. It is okay to be upset that your marriage did not work out. The best way to get through these emotions with grace is to surround yourself with a support system that understands what you need from them. You do not need to go through this stage in your life alone. Lean on your family and friends for support. You might even consider talking with a therapist or attending counseling sessions to get through these tough times.

Are you using social media?

Most individuals in their early 20s spend a lot of screen time scrolling through social media. However, it is important to never use your social media accounts to vent about your divorce and your former partner. Actually, it is best to avoid posting too much personal information altogether on your social media while you proceed through this legal process. Avoiding Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram will ensure that your former spouse will never have the leverage to bring up your posts in court. This is especially true if you have children with your former spouse and the court will determine the custody of your children. Even the simplest social media post that could only seem innocent in your mind could be portrayed in a negative light.

Get a handle on your finances

The average debt amount for those in their 20s is between $23,000 and $46,000. There is a high chance that you and your former spouse signed on to all or most of the debt that you have accumulated. This means that you will owe the full amount, regardless of the purpose of the debt. This is also true if your spouse had bad credit and you applied for a home loan on your own. The brunt of that mortgage debt will not fall on you. This can be true for car payments or other personal loans. Some tips to achieve financial stability include the following:

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

Contact our experienced Bergen County firm

At Townsend, Tomaio & Newmark, our attorneys have extensive experience helping clients to understand and protect their legal rights before, during, and after the divorce process in towns across New Jersey and Bergen County, including Hackensack, Ridgewood, Paramus, Teaneck, and Fort Lee. To speak with our team of divorce lawyers today in a free and confidential consultation regarding your concerns about your divorce, please contact us online, or through our Hackensack, NJ office at (201) 397-1750.

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