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Many Florida residents get a divorce in their 20s

Going through a divorce is never easy, no matter what one's age. For younger people in Florida, however, the social sting of divorce can be difficult to bear. There are, however, some silver linings that come with a swift divorce well before middle age.  

Some younger spouses feel isolated as they move through divorce. Few of their friends have navigated those same waters, and it can be hard to find someone to talk to about the issue. Family members may be of little help, especially if they are struggling to come to terms with the duration of the marriage. 

To begin, many young couples decide to end their marriage before they have children. Avoiding child custody negotiations is a definite plus for younger couples. In fact, some are even able to walk away with a complete and utter break -- a benefit that's nearly impossible for spouses who share children. 

Younger couples also usually have far fewer assets to divide during a divorce. Fewer assets mean less struggle over how to divide that wealth. This in turn often translates into lower legal bills, leaving both parties with more money to divide between them. 

Going through a divorce in one's 20s is never the desired outcome, but there are cases where it is certainly the right course of action. Many Florida spouses are able to walk away from a failed marriage with insight into how to make future relationships stronger. That is, in and of itself, the greatest silver lining of them all. 

Source: Chicago Tribune, "The ups and downs of getting divorced in your 20s", Alison Bowen, Jan. 30, 2018

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