FAMILY LAW

Setting Rules and Reining in Emotional Clients

Establishing and respecting boundaries makes everyone happier

, New Jersey Law Journal

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Most situations that the clients of family-law attorneys face are not emergencies. But the client cannot always see that reality, because the situation feels urgent to him or her. It is important for the attorney to acknowledge the client's anxiety and respond respectfully, but also to set healthy boundaries, so that the professional relationship will be a happy one.

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