In family law, we see clients allow their emotions to take control of them all the time. Emotions are necessary; but sometimes, emotions are not so helpful. When it comes to changes in relationships, it’s best to check in with your emotions and separate yourself if you believe they will overcome you. It’s okay to feel nervous. You may never feel ready, and that’s okay. Putting your emotions aside and putting on your logic hat instead will make all the difference.
How do we do that? Let’s start by expressing and understanding your feelings. One of the most powerful ways to do that is by putting pen to paper and writing out everything that is on your mind. Take pen to paper and write out your thoughts and how you feel. Once you understand where your feelings are coming from, you should feel it, let it go, and move on.
Now that your feelings are out of your mind, you are ready to efficiently analyze and deal with the issues of your case. Here are our top 5 tips on how to respond to family legal issues by removing the emotions.
Do not fight or talk badly about the other parent in front of your children. The welfare of your children should be the number one priority. And speaking badly of the other parent could negatively impact a custody case.
Do not post anything on social media that could come back to haunt you. That could include expressions of anger against a spouse or family member. Don’t do that! If it is used in court, the judge could form a negative opinion of you.
Just because you are frustrated with the situation does not mean you should refuse to work with or compromise with your spouse or parent of your kids. It’s counterproductive.
It’s hard to tell someone not to feel sad, but if you allow your sadness and tears to spill over into a court proceeding, it could be misconstrued as manipulative.
You may want to shout it from the rooftops if you’ve filed a divorce or gained parental custody, but a public celebration can be seen as unfavorable and in poor taste in the judge’s eyes.
The legal process can get difficult, which is why we always recommend that you seek the assistance of counsel; or at least have a consultation. Schedule a consultation with one of our attorneys today to review the issues of your case, the legal options you may have, and certain rights that pertain to your unique situation.
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