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Divorce a reality no matter what a person’s age

Everybody makes mistakes. Most of the time these mistakes are minor and the person can learn from it and move on. Occasionally, however, individuals make mistakes that drastically impact their lives, including marrying the wrong person.

In marriage, everyone thinks that they have found the right person when they initially make the decision to walk down the aisle. But as many Alabama residents can attest, this choice might have been a big mistake. This is particularly true for younger individuals who may realize shortly after the wedding that the person they picked is not with who they truly want to spend the rest of their life.

But no matter the age, individuals who find themselves in this situation should consult a divorce attorney to determine what options are available. Divorce cases vary depending on the circumstances of the couple involved.

For instance, younger couples may not have as much property obtained during the marriage because the duration of the marriage is shorter for people who divorce at a young age. While there may not be as many assets as a couple married for 20 years or longer, there are still significant issues of property division to be decided in the divorce proceedings.

One key issue may be determining whether certain property qualifies as marital property, or whether one party will argue that it is non-marital property. Moreover, the assets the couple does own must be divided, including those with sentimental value. Accordingly, young couples going through a divorce divorcing should consult a divorce attorney to determine what property issues will be involved in their divorce and how to divide those assets fairly and efficiently.

Source: Huffington Post, “Divorce in your 20s: what it’s like to split at 26,” Jessica Wernz, Aug. 5, 2013