BROOKLYN, New York. According to Today, the divorce rates in the U.S. have been steadily dropping. One statistic indicates that the old adage that 50% of marriages end in divorce may simply no longer be true. As few as one third in marriages might be ending in divorce. While we are seeing fewer divorces, this may be because we are seeing fewer marriages. Other statistics suggest that millennials may be divorcing at lower rates. Again, this may be due to the lower rates of marriage. Lower-income individuals may also choose to cohabitate rather than marry and these splits can sometimes be challenging in a way that is similar to getting divorced.
However, what happens when you are one of the millennials who does get divorced? What is it like to be divorced in your 30s? According to one writer for Harper’s Bazaar, when marriages end when individuals are young, this can mean broken dreams—lost dreams of children, dreams of owning a home, dreams of a future with another person. It can also be challenging to be going through a split at a time in your life when many people around you are getting married. At a time when many couples are saving money for down payments on homes or having children, couples divorcing in their 30s may face the reality of dividing assets and debts and paying for divorce attorneys to help them through this legal process. Women getting divorced may struggle with fears about whether or not they will ever have children. Or, if they have young children, they may be facing the daunting task of writing a parenting plan that is flexible enough and forward-thinking enough to consider the changes that the children and parents may face. For example, how will the children be introduced to new partners? What will happen if one parent needs to move?
People who get divorced younger, especially those who get divorced without children, may find that others in their lives might minimize the impact of the divorce. Calling the divorce “easy” does not lessen the pain. Furthermore, if a person erroneously believes their divorce should be easy because they are young, they could run the risk of trying to file for divorce without the help of an attorney, which can lead to them giving up important rights. Younger people may not always consider retirement accounts when dividing assets. A lawyer can help you understand your rights and split your assets and debts fairly.
While millennials are more likely than other generations to have a prenuptial agreement in place when they get divorced, and they are more likely to have fewer assets and debts to split, it is still a good idea to speak to a qualified divorce lawyer if you are thinking of splitting up. The Elliot Green Law Offices are divorce attorneys in Brooklyn, New York who work closely with individuals looking to get divorced. If you’re thinking of getting divorced, take the time to consider your rights and protect your interests and assets. Visit our Brooklyn family lawyers at https://www.elliotgreenlaw.com/.
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