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Communicating child custody issues can be a challenge

Co-parenting after a divorce can be a great challenge in life. Sadly, too many parents end up fighting, which is something that no one wants to spend years of their life doing. Some conflicts can be prevented by establishing acceptable forms of communication between parents. If desired, parents in New York and elsewhere can include, directly in their child custody orders, specific instructions regarding what forms of communication are allowed.

There are many former couples who can openly talk about custody matters with few problems. However, if verbally discussing custody issues leads to frequent arguments, it may be better to stick to written forms of communication — such as emails or texts. Of course, this may not be foolproof, as written communications can also get out of hand at times.

At the end of the day, parents have to choose whether they will engage in arguments or simply state what they need and move forward. Again, some may be able to do this verbally, while others may find more success doing this in written form. In either case, it is possible to put specific instructions regarding how child custody matters are to be communicated in custody orders. An experienced attorney can assist with this and various other custody concerns one might have. To learn more, please vis it our firm’s website.

Unfortunately, dealing with child custody is often difficult for parents following a divorce. However, doing what is best for the affected children is and should always be the goal. By establishing acceptable forms of communication from the very beginning, parents — whether residing in New York or elsewhere — can keep arguments to a minimum which is good for them and their children, both now and in the future.

Important Information

COVID-19 (Novel Corona Virus)  Update 3-20-2020

By order of Governor Andrew Cuomo, beginning 3-22-2020, all non-essential business in New York state must close their physical offices in response to the rapid rate of positive reported cases of COVID-19 in New York State.

Although this will impact the in office and in person services that LIT can provide, we will still be working remotely from our homes to serve our existing clients and we will continue to serve the public on a remote basis with any new legal matters for which they may need assistance.

We as a nation have overcome great obstacles in the past and although the challenges that lie ahead of us as community, as a state, and as a nation are great, we will overcome them as our resilience as individuals, as a community and as a nation will allow us to prevail.

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Larkin, Ingrassia & Tepermayster, LLP


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