As we previously discussed divorce and child custody litigation is one of the most stressful events a person can go through. There is no shame in recognizing that this is a time in your life to seek the support of others and, possibly, trained professionals. While your family law attorney should be working for your interests, your lawyer cannot take the place of a qualified mental health professional or other support group. There are a number of options you can explore including:
If none of these options are available to you, you might take another look at your budget. Depending on your circumstances, you may decide that counseling is important enough to your well-being to justify cutting costs in other areas. You family law attorney may be able to provide you with other options available in your area.
- Meeting with a member of the clergy or other leader in your church
- Turning to friends and family members especially if they have been or are currently going through similar issues
- Going to a therapist. This may be covered under your health insurance. If budget is a concern, contact a social service agency to inquire about options that work on a sliding fee scale.
- If children are involved in a divorce case, most Kentucky courts will require the parents (and the children if they are old enough) attend the Families In Transition Classes
- Joining a divorce support group. Many areas have Divorce Care Groups that are a great comfort to a number of people.
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