Co-produced with the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin
Find your calm in the storm
Family law actions, especially divorce, are often very draining and can bring out the worst in people. What should you do when the shouting starts? How can you maintain your sanity and help others keep their heads in these tense situations?
Keep Your Peace While It All Goes to Pieces gives you the background and techniques to stop your family law cases from going off the rails when emotions start to boil over. Plus, learn practical tips for remaining calm and collected amidst chaos.
Dig into dynamics
Every family is unique. Helping a family starts with understanding their advantages and weaknesses. An overview of common family dynamics will help you recognize key struggles and opportunities within households.
Explore how therapists, social workers, and courts identify failing families and then craft plans and orders that focus on family strengths to give them a path forward.
Handle bad attitudes
There's nothing like a divorce to turn even mild-mannered people into raging monsters. What's an attorney to do? Start by taking a step in others' shoes. Examine the traits of problematic people and high-conflict personalities, including:
- Suspicious people
- Drama queens
- Con artists
- The Negative Nancy
- Passive aggressive behavior
Find out the best ways to react to a variety of problem behaviors. In addition, learn to recognize red flags signaling when a challenging person’s actions may be unsafe for you and others involved.
Keep your cool
Being around lots of negative emotions is tiring, trying, and can leave you feeling like a deflated balloon. The good news is that achieving equilibrium in your practice is possible. From setting client expectations and maintaining boundaries to finding resources when you are depleted, a candid panel discussion will guide you in reaching a work-life balance.