While much is made of marital separation when it happens to couples with families, or the growing prevalence of grey divorces, young people experiencing the same process are often overlooked. Divorce is not usually thought of by Connecticut residents as something that happens when the couple is still in their 20s, but the truth is it happens all the time. There are several things that younger people experiencing divorce should keep in mind.
While young couples have not had the opportunity to accrue the kinds of assets and debt an older couple may have, shared debt can still cause a significant roadblock to divorce in the couple’s 20s. Splitting joint debt can be problematic as creditors will still look at a shared credit card as being the responsibility of both parties. If the party responsible for that card defaults on payment, the company could come after the other former spouse.
Another common issue faced by young people divorcing is the prevalence of social media. For the younger generation, posting the particulars of their lives online is fairly commonplace, but as with any divorce situation, this can be detrimental to the process. Refraining from posting on social media about the particulars of the relationship or the divorce can be beneficial to the overall divorce process and avoid nasty entanglements.
Divorce is not easy at any age. However, young people face specific challenges unique to their age. Connecticut residents in this situation may benefit from seeking support from qualified sources in handling these challenges as they arise, keeping an eye toward a relatively quick and efficient settlement.
Source: The Huffington Post, “8 Pieces Of Advice For Divorce In Your 20s”, Brittany Wong, Aug. 13, 2015