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Divorce in Your 20s

Divorce in Your 20s

It’s easy to get down on yourself if you are going through a divorce while still in your 20s. With so many other friends getting engaged and planning their own weddings, you may feel like you’re heading in the opposite direction. You might also feel that family members and friends are judging you because your marriage is ending.

However difficult it may be, you can move on from the divorce like anyone else, as long as you have the right mindset. The following are a few tips to help you recover from the impact of a divorce at a young age.
Some marriages end. That does not make you a failure, even if it happened relatively quickly. You can chalk it up as a mistake of youth and a bit of naivety. There is plenty of time to move on and start your life anew. You need to be able to figure out exactly what led to your divorce and how you can avoid replicating the mistakes you made. Even after your relationship is over, you can focus on fixing whatever it was that contributed to the end of your marriage.

You have plenty of family members and friends who are going to be more than happy to support you. Take comfort in them and lean on them when you’re feeling particularly vulnerable. It’s going to be tempting to jump right back into dating and a new relationship, but it’s generally a good idea to stay single for a little while after your divorce. This will allow you to rediscover who you are and regain your independence, setting you up for greater success in future relationships. Young people have a tendency to overshare on social media as it is. The last thing you want is to rant about your divorce or your former spouse on social media, especially if the divorce proceedings are still underway.

You Can Appeal a Divorce if There Was a Mistake

If you believe that the judge in your divorce hearings made some sort of error that led to an unfair arrangement or that otherwise impacted your case, you do have the ability to file an appeal. In this situation, a higher court would review the original case and the original judge’s decision. However, it is important to note that you cannot introduce any new evidence during an appeal process — the higher court simply reviews everything that occurred in the original case.

After going through your appeal, there will be one of two outcomes. First, the court agrees that there was a mistake made by the original judge. In this situation, the case may be remanded, or sent back down to the original divorce court. The appeals court provides specific instructions to the lower court about which mistakes to correct and how to correct them. Second, the court denies the appeal. In this situation, the higher court affirms the original divorce decree, meaning that there will be no changes made to the arrangement. No further legal action will occur.

Appeals in divorce cases tend to be rare, because in most cases it’s presumed that the judge is an expert in family law and got the case right the first time around. They also add a lot of extra expense, which most people feel isn’t worth it. However, if the mistake led to some particularly large issues with your decree, an appeal can be a good option for you.

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If you have a question about divorce law or if you need to start or defend against a divorce case in Utah call Ascent Law at (801) 676-5506. We will help you.

Michael R. Anderson, JD

Ascent Law LLC
8833 S. Redwood Road, Suite C
West Jordan, Utah
84088 United States
Telephone: (801) 676-5506