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  • Writer's pictureStephen Williams

In Child Custody, Listen to the Music You’re Playing

Stephen here, Managing Partner w Foxtrot. I was a music student in college before graduating and heading to law school. There’s so much I picked up studying and performing at the conservatory level before pursuing law. One tip was to always “listen to the music you’re playing.”

Performing or executing at work or at home for our business or for our families can sometimes feel like checking the boxes or, in music parlance, just hitting the right notes.

When you listen to the music, though, or actually being present to your work product, the meal you’re preparing, the room you’re cleaning or the interaction you’re having with your child, you are going to notice things you wouldn’t otherwise, react to them and improve your performance both in the moment and over time.

In a work environment, take typos for instance. When a member of our team prepares a motion or brief it shouldn’t be just about getting the information in and getting done, but being present to the material and the document just as your audience will be. Know what good music sounds like; know what good work product looks like. Listen to the music you’re playing and experience the time and energy you’re sharing with your co-workers and your family.

Not only will both you and your audience, colleagues or family appreciate your work or efforts and have a better end experience, you’ll find more flow in the process and, just like a classically trained musician, the music will flow out of you, whether to produce a unique, memorable performance or a special moment with your Child.


If you would like to learn more about how you, as a Committed Parent or Caring Relative, can stand up for yourself and be more effective in your Child Custody case, please visit to schedule your initial consultation at one of our offices.


This article contains general information and should not be construed as legal advice for you and or your unique situation. ~SW, Foxtrot

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