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Divorce and Parenting Agreements: How to Handle an Uncooperative Co-Parent

Posted on October 5, 2020

If you are seeking a divorce and have an uncooperative co-parent, you are not alone.  Troy Legal has helped hundreds of individuals like you with divorce, custodial issues, and family law cases over more than a decade.   If you are in this situation, take note of these valuable tips:

 

Take the Emotions Out of the Situation

Divorce can be incredibly painful.  Take time to allow yourself to acknowledge the changes in your relationship and let go of the anger and hurt.  Consider discussing with a therapist.

 

Set Clear Communication Boundaries with Your Ex

Keep your communication clear and succinct.  Avoid throwing in any barbs or bringing up the past.  Determine which communication medium works best for each person, and stick to it.  Use a more professional, neutral business tone.

 

Maintain a Record

Email or text are good choices for communication with an uncooperative co-parent.  Using either of these mediums will allow you to remove the emotion from your voice.  Additionally, written forms of communications allow you to maintain evidence that could be useful in future court proceedings.

 

Be Responsible – Even if Your Ex is Not

Even though your ex may not be following through on responsibilities, do not follow that pattern.  Make sure that you follow the rules and any agreements.  That way, if it comes up in court in the future, it will be clear that you followed through.

 

Avoid Badmouthing Your Ex

Take the high road and avoid talking poorly about your ex with anyone, but especially with your kids.  Even though your ex may be uncooperative, you should never attempt to sabotage the relationship between your children and your ex.

 

Parallel Parenting

Consider using parallel parenting.  This form of parenting is recommended when both parents have significant conflict; it allows the parent who is with the children at the time to manage the child-related decision making without intervention from the other parent.

 

Get Professional Guidance

If you have truly made your best effort to communicate with your ex and have been unable to progress, our experienced attorneys can guide you through the key questions to help you determine how to proceed.  Our compassionate attorneys provide private complementary consultations.  For more information, contact us at Troy Legal, (888) 879-7578.

 

Troy Legal, P.A. was founded in 2009 and serves clients throughout South Florida. Troy Legal, P.A., specializes in Marital and Family Law, providing reputable legal services for prenuptial and co-habitation agreements, paternity cases, adoption matters, alimony and child support, time sharing and parenting plans, drafting of qualified domestic relations orders (qdros), mediation services, equitable distributions, collaborative law, post-judgement modification and enforcement, domestic violence cases, and dissolution of marriage or divorce.  Troy Legal, P.is dedicated to serving clients through compassionate and aggressive representation, while upholding the highest degree of ethical standards.

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