Communication tactics after a divorce

On Behalf of | Apr 14, 2024 | Divorce

It’s often hard for couples to communicate, both during a divorce and after it takes place. The end of the relationship is just too emotionally charged, and their conversations often evolve into arguments or disagreements.

But a divorce will go more smoothly when two people can communicate. Plus, when those people are co-parents who are sharing custody of their children, some level of communication is simply going to be necessary, even long after the divorce has concluded. One thing that can help is to consider the correct communication method.

How urgent is it?

There certainly are urgent situations in which you may need to call the other co-parent or talk to them in person. But these two tactics are the most likely to lead to a dispute, so they should often be avoided unless there’s no other choice.

For less urgent conversations that still necessitate a relatively quick response, it may be easier to use text messaging or direct messaging. This puts some distance between the two of you. That distance can help to keep things calm and civil, even when you don’t see eye to eye.

For the least urgent issues, it may be better to use email messages or other forms of electronic communication. For instance, many divorced couples will use online calendars to schedule events with their children. This enables communication and the exchange of information, but the parents don’t actually have to have conversations to do so.

These communication tactics can help things go smoothly, but it’s always important to know what legal steps to take during a divorce.