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Respectful Communication for Post-Divorce Parenting

Posted by Crissy Del Percio | Dec 01, 2019 | 0 Comments

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Respectful communication is integral to successful post-divorce parenting. In this article we cover how you can communicate effectively with your former partner after divorce, and its effects on children. We also discussed hiring legal representation for your case and choosing one accordingly.


How can we communicate respectfully as co-parents?

After divorce, maintaining respectful communication is crucial for reaching success. While co-parenting agreements may seem impossible to establish, they're actually achievable and beneficial for all parties involved.

Studies indicate that children will gain more from having amicable relationships between both parents following a divorce.


How can I effectively communicate with my former spouse after our divorce?

  • Establish Clear Boundaries: Define roles, responsibilities, and expectations clearly to avoid miscommunication or any potential missteps that could cause misinterpretations of roles and expectations.
  • Use Neutral Language: Avoid assigning blame and use neutral language, rather than dwelling on old grievances, focus on current matters instead.
  • Make An Impactful Selection: Be wary when selecting an effective medium of communication. Certain discussions might work best when conducted via email or messaging, allowing both parties time to ponder before responding.
  • Active Listening: Use active listening techniques to gain an understanding of your former partner and facilitate more peaceful communications going forward. Not only will this result in understanding, but it'll set an example of peaceful communication that will carry over into future interactions.


What impact has respectful communication had on children?

Respectful communication among co-parents can have an immense impact on children's emotional well-being and development.

Children exposed to positive communication between their parents and them have lower risks of behavioral or emotional problems or distress.

Children benefit greatly when both parents show respect to one another, creating an emotionally supportive environment in which they can thrive.


Why hiring a divorce lawyer is better than going it alone?

Divorce can be a complex legal process. Hiring an experienced divorce lawyer will help guide you through its complexities, leading to a positive and successful outcome.

When individuals seek legal advice before filing for divorce, settlement offers tend to be more advantageous.


When should an attorney be hired?

Legal representation should always be sought if your divorce involves complex financial or joint business venture matters that require extended negotiations between both parties involved in its dissolution.

Child Custody Conflicts: Legal representation can provide invaluable assistance when disputes over child custody arise, to make sure both parties involved have every chance at securing custody for themselves and their child(ren).

Domestic Violence Concerns: Hiring an attorney to assist in domestic violence matters can protect both yourself and your children's well-being.


What criteria must I heed when selecting an experienced attorney?

  • Experience: When hiring an attorney to represent your family in divorce or family law cases, look for one with extensive expertise.
  • Client Testimonials: Client testimonials provide an indication of an attorney's effectiveness and satisfaction ratings from their clients to gauge performance and establish ratings for future legal representation.
  • Communication Style: Make sure your attorney understands your preferred mode of communicating to create an open partnership.


Why Choose Drama-Free Divorce:

  • Experience: Our firm boasts extensive experience handling divorce cases of every sort, be assured that we will offer expert counsel.
  • Communication: At our firm, communication is at the center of everything we do - keeping you up-to-date at every step is of paramount importance to us!
  • Expertise in Family Law: Our team specializes in family law and can ensure that your case will be managed by experienced professionals.


Suggestions for Action 

  • Open Conversation: Have an open discussion with your former partner to establish respectful communication that benefits both of you, including any children involved.
  • Engage a Divorce Lawyer: Whenever initiating divorce proceedings, consulting with an experienced divorce lawyer can give you greater insight into your rights and options, particularly given its complex legal implications.
  • Purchase Co-Parenting Materials: When seeking assistance and guidance with co-parenting issues, look for resources such as workshops or counseling services that offer additional support.
  • Prioritize Children's Welfare: Make decisions and participate in activities that affect them with an eye toward keeping the best interests of these young ones in mind, creating an ideal setting in which they can thrive and develop.

Communication is at the core of successful co-parenting relationships. Co-parents who foster open conversations, seek legal advice when necessary, prioritize children's welfare first, and listen will foster an overall healthier family dynamic. Contact us today at 816 615-5555 or send us an email on our Contact Page.

About the Author

Crissy Del Percio

Crissy Del Percio is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law. Additionally, she received her undergraduate degrees in Journalism (News and Information) and Communication Studies from the world-renowned home of the Jayhawks – the University of Kansas. She has been practicing law for a decade and spent the first part of her career specializing in helping low-income survivors of domestic violence. Now at Drama-Free Divorce, Crissy enjoys helping people consciously uncouple. She is also a Guardian Ad Litem and domestic mediator. Crissy has won a number of prestigious awards for her work in public service, but you likely recognize her from her acting career, where she is also an award-winner. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her egregiously overpriced dog, Augustus Rodham and knitting. 


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