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Communication during Divorce – Is Messaging a Good Choice?

While communication tools such as messaging apps can be convenient, there are several reasons why it might not be the best choice for communicating during a divorce process. 

Here are some things to consider:

Healthy Boundaries

It is crucial to establish clear boundaries with communicationduring the divorce process.

Determine which topics are best discussed in person, on a call or via email or text. Written messages, including those on messaging apps, can be subject to misinterpretation. Lack of tone and non-verbal cues can make it challenging to convey emotions accurately. Because of this, a simple question has the potential to turn into an argument.

If the communication is essential to legal proceedings, it may be beneficial to clarify complex matters through more formal and detailed means. Important or sensitive topics such as child custody are better discussed in person or through more comprehensive means, such as voice or video calls.

However, messaging can be helpful for logistical things such as arranging medical appointments and sharing school schedulesfor instance.

Security and Privacy

Messaging apps may not provide the same level of security and privacy as other communication methods. Consider the sensitivity of the information being discussed and whether a more secure platform may be appropriate.

It’s important to think about who else might have access to the communication platform, such as shared contacts or other individuals who might have access to your device. Be discerning when communicating confidential information.

Admissibility in Court

The admissibility of messages as evidence in court can vary. Courts may consider factors such as authenticity, the manner in which messages were obtained, and whether both parties agree to their use as evidence.

Be mindful of the content of your messages. Avoid using language or making statements that could be deemed inappropriate or inadmissible in court.

Also, legal matters often require formal documentation. Whilemessages may serve as a record of communication, they may not be considered official legal documents. It’s advisable to use more formal channels, such as emails or letters, for critical communication or agreements.

Consent and Agreement

Ensure that both parties are aware of and agree to using messaging apps for communication related to divorce proceedings. Consent is crucial, especially if the communication may be used as evidence later.

And if you do agree to communicate through this type of channel, it is important to regularly back up and preserve important messages as there may be a need to refer back to specific communications during the divorce process.

Ultimately, the decision to use messaging apps or any other communication tool during the divorce proceedings depends on individual circumstances, the level of amicability, and the ability to maintain healthy boundaries. 

Seeking guidance from a therapist or counselor can also be helpful in navigating communication.

In any legal matter, it’s crucial to work closely with a solicitor who can provide advice based on your specific circumstance. They can guide you in the appropriate ways to communicate and document information during divorce proceedings.

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