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Millennials, starter marriages and divorce

| Feb 6, 2020 | divorce |

Ending a marriage can be an unpleasant experience at any age. When a couple has been together through college, and perhaps even high school, marriage can seem a logical next step. A couple in such a position may believe it really is forever because they know each other so well; however, this is not always the case Sometimes, these marriages last only a few years, and a couple in their 20s or 30s find themselves embroiled in a divorce in Texas. A marriage that ends in such a way is sometimes referred to as a “starter marriage.” If a person finds oneself in such a position, or believes it may happen, there are steps that can be taken to protect accumulated assets. A prenuptial agreement can help to pave the way to a fairly quick settlement. Having an agreement in place can lay out resolutions to potential issues, saving the time and money of having to resolve them as part of a divorce process. Social media is second nature to many millennials, and details of their lives can be found on their social media presence. While the temptation to post and vent about one’s marital situation may be appealing, it may not be a good idea. This is particularly true if there are children involved and if there is a concern that custody may be an issue. Divorce at any age in Texas can be a difficult road to navigate. The support of family and friends can go a long way towards helping a person maintain perspective and practice the necessary self-care to get through this challenging time. It can also be helpful to have knowledgeable legal guidance from an experienced family law attorney to assist with navigating the road ahead.