The article deals with the main aspects, the identification of which is directed by the methodological approach used in expert practice in cases of causing personal suffering and compensation for moral harm. There are highlighted the main stages of the experience of grief in connection with the loss of a loved one. The features and nature of the suffering of the grieving person are analyzed. Attention is drawn to the importance of analyzing the life roles of the plaintiff, their changes under the influence of legal circumstances.
Based on the analysis of special psychological literature, as well as the experience of applying special knowledge in the field of expertise, the nuances of changing the emotional state of a person experiencing grief of loss are noted. The factors that hinder the functioning of the existing and the emergence of new mechanisms of adaptation to the emerging circumstances are noted.
Key words: psychological analysis, emotional state, compensation for moral damage