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What Happens If Your Former Spouse Does Not Communicate?

If you find your former spouse fails to communicate effectively, speak to your trusted Missouri lawyer, and find out the best action to take to protect your child’s best interests.

After a judge approves the proposed parenting plan and your case concludes, we hope that this is the end of a divorce’s judicial portion. Both parties can enter into co-parenting and separately, but communally, raise their child in harmony. This is the most basic principle of a parenting plan to provide a road map that reflects your child’s best interests. However, what happens when your former spouse is negligent with important communication?

What Can You Do?

There are many different avenues you can take when informal requests fail. Asking your trusted St. Louis family law attorney to draft a letter to your former spouse is a good first step. Unfortunately, this may not solve your issue. If, after more polite approaches fail, your attorney can open a new case and file a Motion to Modify Judgment. In doing so, certain provisions can be added, for example, adding the use of a third-party communication service. Programs, such as My Family Wizard, allow attorneys to view conversations between parents. It also provides for a more coordinated and accountable form of communication. While this is no guarantee that your former partner and current co-parent will actively participate, it may be a wake-up call or, worse, a source of evidence should further problems arise.

We all hope that after a divorce, parents can grow into their new lives while also respecting their child’s best interests. Part of co-parenting is communication. Notifying each other of unexpected delays, medical emergencies, academic opportunities, or coordinating after-school actives all require both parties’ active participation.

If you find your former spouse fails to communicate effectively, speak to your trusted Missouri lawyer, and find out the best action to take to protect your child’s best interests.

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