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Tips for Dealing With Divorce in Your 20s

Divorce can pose an emotionally turbulent phase of your life no matter when it happens. For people who go through a divorce in their 20s, there might be feelings or shame or embarrassment, or a sense that your future is already compromised.

However, there are many people that get divorced while in their 20s and go on to adjust to their new life just fine, and thrive afterwards. Here are a few tips to help you get through this rough patch.

  • Focus on finances: People in their 20s are already likely to have some financial challenges just because they are likely to have student loans and are not yet established in their careers. When you factor in divorce, this can make those challenges even more severe. Focus on rebuilding your credit and eliminating debt.
  • Rely on your support system: It is common for people to feel like they’ve failed after they go through a divorce, especially if they’re still in their 20s and the marriage was a short one. It is okay to grieve and to take some time to yourself. Find your support system and lean on your friends and family as you recover. Consider seeking the services of a counselor or therapist. Don’t put any pressure on yourself to “bounce back” quickly.
  • Think about your future: There’s still so much life ahead of you. The positive of being a young divorcee is that you didn’t spend a large chunk of your life in a bad marriage. You can spend some time reflecting, and learn about yourself and what you truly want. Then you can focus on moving forward into the future.

These are just a few examples of some of the ways you can move forward from a divorce you went through in your 20s. For more tips and information, contact an experienced Minnesota divorce lawyer at Appelhof, Pfeifer & Hart, P.A.

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  • "I chose APH after my initial consultation with Mary. I felt my best interest would be represented. The entire process went excellent, the attorneys and staff communicated effectively and efficiently with me throughout the process as they needed to. Being new to the legal process and verbiage, they walked me and talked me through the next steps and the jargon, I felt completely comfortable and represented. I hope I never have to use legal services again but if I do I will call Mary at APH Law and know that I will be taken care of." - Jeff M.

  • "Divorce is a time of emotion and stress. Mary Pfeifer , My lawyer was professional and compassionate. She was very informative through the process. Her insight helped me in my decisions. She worked hard to obtain a settlement which was fair to both parties.Though, I hope I won't need her help again. It is reassuring to know a good person that is willing to help." - Rod S.

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