Custody disputes, depression and other emotional challenges

For parents who are going through a child custody dispute, the ordeal can be very overwhelming emotionally. Parents may worry about their child’s future and how the outcome of the dispute could affect their child’s emotional state, and they may also be concerned about how their relationship with their child will be impacted by the court’s decision. This emotional strain can be very debilitating, and some parents find themselves virtually unable to function because of the intense emotions that they are dealing with, such as anger, anxiety and depression.

Unfortunately, depression can get in the way of a parent’s pursuit of custody and other facets of their life. For example, a parent who becomes depressed due to a custody dispute may encounter problems with respect to their career and they may have a more difficult time dealing with other family law matters as well. If you are feeling depressed due to a custody dispute (or the outcome of such a dispute), it is imperative to do your best to handle these feelings properly and move forward, as tough as that can be.

There may be a number of options available to parents who are going through this and having a clear understanding of relevant legal considerations may help you combat depression and other negative emotions. We cover many other topics that are related to custody disputes on our website and we believe that parents should carefully consider the ins and outs of their situation when they find themselves in this position.

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