Keep Cool: 5 Tips for Responding to Family Legal Issues Without Emotion

Discover 5 tips to help you manage emotions effectively when responding to family legal issues. Let reason guide your decisions.

Dealing with family legal issues often brings a whirlwind of emotions. From divorce to child custody battles, it’s easy to let emotions overtake us. However, it’s vital to keep a cool head while responding to family legal issues. Here are five tips to help.

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.

Remove aggression.

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.

Remove anger.

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.

Remove frustration.

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.

Remove sadness.

Telling someone not to feel sad is difficult, but letting your tears flow in court may look manipulative.

Remove happiness.

If you’ve filed for divorce or won parental custody, you might want to shout from the rooftops. However, a public celebration may come off as distasteful and unfavorable to the judge.


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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