Tips for Surviving Divorce in Your 20s


Divorcing in your 20s used to be a relatively rare occurrence, but Pasadena divorce lawyers are seeing more and more clients in their 20s who are ready to call it quits. Some are ending their marriages because of infidelity or other serious troubles, but many have simply found that they've grown apart over the years.

In many ways, it's true that divorce in your 20s is less complicated than divorce in your 30s or 40s. You're less likely to have children with your spouse or to have accumulated significant marital assets like a business that needs to be divided. This makes the act of drawing up a settlement less time consuming. If you and your spouse are still on relatively good terms, you may be an excellent candidate for divorce mediation. A mediator is a neutral third party who helps you and your spouse come to a mutually agreeable settlement. When you've decided what you want for a settlement, your attorney can review the papers to make sure everything is legally sound.

To cope with the emotional trauma of divorce, try to seek out other young divorcees. If you can't find people locally who relate to your experience, try seeking out divorced 20-somethings in online support groups. Your single friends can do wonders for your self-esteem when it's time to start dating again, but it's still helpful to be able to talk to people who understand what you're going through.

When you do meet someone new, most experts agree that you should be honest about your past if you're starting a serious relationship. Your new partner doesn't need to know all the details of your divorce, but you want to avoid the impression that you're hiding a significant chapter of your life. If you get to the point where you're considering walking down the aisle again, remember that a solid prenup is the best possible way to give yourself peace of mind no matter what the future holds.

How Can We Help?

Please call our office at (626) 683-8113 or email us at if you have questions about your divorce proceeding. Our Pasadena divorce attorneys can help you obtain a favorable settlement as quickly as possible.