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Don't Email your Ex! Child Custody Tips

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

In today’s digital world, it has become much easier to send written communication than it is to speak on the phone.  It is especially tempting to do this when you would rather not speak with your ex.  But a Colorado Springs Child Custody Lawyer is likely to advise you against sending emails when you are involved in a custody battle. 

The reason for this is two-fold: First of all, if you and your ex-spouse are in an email “war of words” (which, as we all know, can get pretty ugly), you will not want one of your emails to wind up in a courtroom as “Exhibit A”.  Secondly, you may be communicating with your ex during a stage of your separation when you still expect to be able to “work things out amicably”, but remember, email lasts forever.  If things turn sour, it will be hard to explain to the court that you were just “venting”. 

Unfortunately, most people don’t stop to consider the potential ramifications for their case before they hit the “send” button, but if your spouse really wants to prove you incompetent or unfit as a parent, a stack of juicy emails could be just what he or she needs. 

While this might seem like common sense, you would be surprised how many people find themselves defending their character, as well as their ability to resolve conflict constructively. 

A Colorado Springs Child Custody Lawyer can help you devise a strategy that will allow you keep lines of communication in a constructive, non-confrontational way.

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