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Court-monitored programs could help you communicate respectfully

It’s common for people to worry about how they’ll communicate with a spouse or ex-spouse during or after a divorce. They may have a history of disputes or be concerned about the other person’s aggression or rude behavior.

Unfortunately, there are times when there is no other option but to communicate. For some people, that may cause extreme stress and anxiety, especially if the other person is threatening them or seems to harass them. Conflicts happen, but when they happen every time two people communicate, the court may be able to step in.

Court-monitored conversations could be a solution

A court-monitored communication program or application could be right for you. These apps are beneficial because the court has the option to review all interactions. That means that you and your spouse (or ex-spouse) will need to be respectful of one another when you communicate. If you are not, the judge will be able to see that interaction later, and that could hurt any case you try to make.

Having that extra requirement in place and using a specific program to have your conversations monitored can help defuse situations and encourage you to start communicating better with each other. At minimum, they’ll reduce the likelihood of harassment or threats being made. If they are, then the court will have a record of everything that was said.

Your attorney can talk to you about the benefits of going through court-monitored apps when you communicate with an estranged partner or ex who isn’t being kind or respectful. You may need to communicate, but there is no reason that you should deal with constant conflicts.