Divorce can be a difficult time for many people in Kentucky. The end of a long-term relationship can be accompanied by depression, isolation and even a decline in physical health as people avoid physical activity. Even if people had been unhappy in their relationship for some time, divorce can come as a shock, especially for the spouse who did not ask for the end of the marriage. However, there are certain things that people can do to help them move forward and remember that a divorce can also open doors to new beginnings and a more positive future.

Family and friends can be an important comfort during and after divorce. They can listen to people’s experiences, express sympathy and provide emotional support. In many cases, people can turn to their loved ones to find people who will always be on their side. In other cases, people may want to look for some kind of professional support. They may be struggling with difficult emotions or intimate issues that they find it difficult to disclose to close friends or family. A therapist or counselor could help people sort through their emotions during the end of a marriage.

Therapy isn’t the only kind of professional support that can help people going through a divorce. The financial consequences of divorce can be some of the longest-lasting and often persist after the emotional factors have been addressed. A financial advisor can help people develop a plan for the future, especially if the divorce came with harsh financial changes.

Property division and other practical matters can be some of the most difficult aspects of divorce. A family law attorney may work with a divorcing spouse to help them negotiate for a fair agreement on a range of matters, including spousal support and child custody.