No matter what age you are when you find out that your marriage is ending, you have to think about your future. As we discussed last week, there are some specific considerations that you have to think about if you are older. There are also specific points to consider if you are younger.
One point for you to think about if you are younger is how the divorce is going to affect your children. You have to work through child custody matters so that you can figure out what is going to happen with your children. This can help you make determinations about the child custody agreement.
Even though it might not seem important now, you also have to think about how the retirement accounts will be split. If you have an individual retirement account (IRA) or 401(k), you will have to determine how these should be split. Other assets also have to be carefully valued and considered to ensure that you treated fairly during the property division process.
Many younger people think that their choices during a divorce won’t have much of an impact on their futures. While that might be true, it isn’t any reason for you to make rash decisions that could come back to haunt you later.
We are here to help you learn about what options you have during the divorce. We let you know how the laws apply to your case so that you can make your decisions based on facts and not feelings. Even if you are young, you should still make sure to protect your interests to the fullest extent possible.