Help! My Child’s Parent Won’t Talk to Me

Keeping minimal contact with the other parent is not always a bad thing during the litigation. However, in cases involving children, it’s best when the parties are able to put aside their differences to communicate on child-related issues. One of the factors the court reviews in determining what is in the best interest of the minor child is each parent’s ability to co-parent with the other parent.

Courts do not want to see the children put in the middle of litigation. or that a parent is using a child to communicate with the other parent. Communicating with the other parent is the first step in co-parenting after separation. Communicating effectively about child-related issues takes patience, time, and practice.

It is difficult to co-parent if a parent cannot communicate or does not want to communicate. You do not want the court to see you as a parent who does not want to communicate or co-parent. There are various options to consider that will effectuate communication, such as co-parenting classes, online communication programs, which may assist in helping you with the other parent during and after litigation.

If you’d like more information, we suggest consulting with an experienced family law attorney.

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