Managing your emotions during a dispute over custody

We have covered many different concerns related to child custody cases, such as the potential impact a dispute may have on a child. However, there are far more issues to consider if you are preparing for divorce, are in the middle of ending your marriage, or have already divorced and are facing custody-related challenges. For example, the emotional toll of a custody dispute may be especially tough for a variety of reasons and it is crucial to make sure that you handle these feelings appropriately. Unfortunately, some parents have allowed their emotions to get the best of them and adversely affect their case.

You may be angry, depressed or struggling with intense anxiety during a custody dispute. After all, when the custody of your child and your ability to spend time with them is at stake, working through the situation can be especially difficult from an emotional point of view. However, this is exactly why it is so important for you to do all you can to make a favorable end result more likely. Managing your stress and finding ways to combat depression and lessen other negative emotions is crucial. Whether you pick up a new hobby or find peace of mind by closely reviewing your case and responsibilities, there are different ways parents address these emotions.

Custody disputes have the potential to be incredibly emotional for children and both of their parents. Our page on custody, child support and other family law issues provides more information you may want to review.