#2 – The Legal/Emotional Intersection

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“Feelings don’t matter in a courtroom.”

“Fighting won’t fix this.”

When a relationship breaks down, the effects are deeply personal. Family break up is a social and emotional problem with a legal component. For those caught up in this circumstance, the need for understanding and compassion is made all the more important when faced with the weight of “blackletter” law. When someone is hurt, or has hurt someone, or experiences a broken commitment, discussing the situation with the help of a professional can make a difference. By finding the best way forward for both parties, discussing the emotional aspects such as loss, anger, pain and disappointment, can led to better understanding, and a fairer, less costly resolution. It can lead to a mutually respectful separation.