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Study shows people going through divorce turn to family and friends first

According to a poll of 1,500 people conducted by GFK Roper, 60 percent of people going through a divorce are most likely to turn to friends and family for support before professional or spiritual advisors.  Furthermore, 26 percent of men said they would turn to family first, while 25 percent said they would go to friends first.  Among women, 45 percent said they would go to family and 25 percent said they would first turn to friends for support.  In general, men were more likely to turn to professional support first than women.

In addition, only 7 percent said they would turn to professionals like lawyers, accountants, or financial planners for advice, and another 7 percent said they would go to a religious or spiritual institution.  Five percent told surveyors that they would first turn to therapists for help, and another four percent said they would go to support groups.  

If you or someone you know is in need of support or advice through a divorce, contact the Raleigh divorce lawyers of Marshall & Taylor P.C. at 919-833-1040 to learn more about your rights.