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Facing a divorce early in your life is an emotional and overwhelming process. Before your divorce proceedings begin, it is important to consider some tips. Continue reading to learn the top three tips to consider when facing a divorce in your early 20s. If you require assistance with your upcoming divorce, our Morris County divorce lawyer will walk you through the steps ahead.

Lead on your support system.

Facing a divorce in your early 20s requires a support system. Though it might be difficult to lean on those in your life, it is best to be vulnerable and ask for help during these overwhelming times. The best way to prepare for a divorce is to find your strength in support. Surround yourself with those who care and are willing to help you put in the work to enter this new stage in your life with stability and integrity.

Work towards financial stability.

Believe it or not, the average 20-something has debt between $24,000 and $46,000. It is likely that you and your former spouse signed on to all or most of the debt that was accumulated over your marriage. You will owe the full amount regardless of the purpose of the debt.

With this in mind, if you are facing a divorce, it is important that you start working towards financial stability. To do so, consider the following tips:

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

Avoid social media.

It is second nature for 20-somethings to update their social media to reflect their life, especially when something as life-changing as a divorce occurs. However, it is best to avoid social media during this time. Delete your Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook apps and their corresponding direct messaging platforms. It is best to avoid social media during your divorce proceedings for the time being to ensure your partner has no leverage to bring up your social media content in court, especially if you are facing a custody battle.

If you require further assistance with your upcoming divorce, look no further than our experienced New Jersey firm. Our legal team will work tirelessly to achieve the best possible outcome for our divorce. To learn more about our services and how we can assist you, give our firm a call today.

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Graves Andrews, LLC is an experienced Morris County family law & criminal defense law firm serving all of New Jersey. Contact Graves Andrews, LLC to schedule an initial consultation to learn more about our services and how we can assist you. Reach out to our experienced attorneys today to get started.