My intention is to write a novel that falls into the "contemporary fiction" genre. Also, maybe, the "family drama" subgenre, if such a thing exists. I have a plot point that puts one of my characters in legal trouble, in turn, this affects the protagonist and requires a large portion of her attention. She does not need to find the solution for the problem, but she needs to be pushing for it.
My problem is that I find myself thinking and writing about the legal aspects of the case, the proceedings, the laws, legal arguments, and so on. I know I don't want to write a legal drama. That's not what the story is about. The story is really about the dynamic between the mother and the family. How can I present the obstacle without delving into details about it?