When faced with a legal contest to determine child custody matters, many Missouri men feel overwhelmed by both the legal and emotional aspects of their case. This can lead to increased stress, which can be both a health concern and a detriment to proper decision-making. In order to attain a favorable fathers’ rights outcome, it is essential to implement proper management efforts.
One way to effectively manage a child custody struggle involves the process of compartmentalization. This is the practice of setting aside pre-determined blocks of time in which to handle the custody matter. Once those time periods have elapsed, fathers set aside their custody concerns and turn their focus to other matters.
Compartmentalization offers a powerful means of ensuring that necessary legal tasks are completed, while limiting the amount of time that the case can occupy in one’s mind. Fathers can use their scheduled time to gather required documentation, meet with their attorney or simply think about the case and the ramification of various approaches. Once each block of time has ended, however, the matter is set aside until the next scheduled time.
Compartmentalization offers Missouri fathers a chance to gain a measure of control over their custody case, which is a feeling that is hard to achieve during any serious legal undertaking. It also allows a parent to handle the important legal needs associated with the case, and to move on to other matters without feeling guilty. The effective use of this approach can also make it easier to enjoy time spent with one’s child or children and look after their needs, which are the primary goals of any fathers’ rights case.
Source: The Huffington Post, “Finding Your Zen During A Nasty Divorce & Other Battles“, Diane Passage, June 23, 2015