What to Consider when Dealing with Divorce in Your 20s

Divorce is something that affects all generations. Regardless of your age, or how happy you are now, you may face divorce sometime in the near future. If you are in this situation, then hiring a Florida divorce lawyer is the best thing you can do.

Dealing with Divorce

Studies have proven that the younger a person gets married, the more likely that their marriage is going to end in a divorce. In fact, according to statistics from the National Center for Health Statistics, approximately 60% of all marriages for couples who are between the age of 20 and 25 will end in a divorce. In the state of Florida, a number of couples who decide to divorce in their 20s will believe that an uncontested divorce is an easiest and most affordable option. This may be the case if no children are involved and if each person only has a small amount of debt and assets.

However, other couples may face a few complications. Some considerations to make when divorcing your 20s are found here.

Excessive Debt

While most people in their 20s have less debt than older people, their debt to income ratio may be significantly worse. Some debt they may have is student loans, mortgages, car loans and credit card loans. They may also have a larger amount of debts than assets, which can make it difficult to make payments if they don’t have an independent income that is sufficient to cover everything. If these individuals try to handle their own divorce, they could mishandle the division of debts and face serious financial issues down the road.

Real Estate Complications

It is very common for individuals in their 20s to purchase a home. When they do this, they will acquire a mortgage, as well as long-term maintenance expenses. When they have to deal with equity, it may lead to the debt being unfairly divided between the spouses. Also, trying to sell the home to pay the mortgage off can be difficult if the couple gets behind.

Child Support and Custody Challenges

Another situation that many young couples face is challenges with their child support and child custody. Children who are involved in these types of divorces are typically extremely young, and as a result, visitation is a touchy subject. Also, as the child ages, additional situations may arise that require modifications of the initial court orders. This can cost quite a bit of money.

Use of Social Media

People who are in their 20s are usually heavily involved with social media. This results in them creating a permanent record of their feelings and thoughts, which can be used during a divorce. It is never a good idea to use social media while a divorce is going on.

If you are considering filing for divorce, it is best to use the services of a quality divorce attorney. To learn more about filing for divorce in your 20s contact the attorneys at The Estevez-Pazos Law Firm, P.A. by calling 305-717-7130.

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