The messages you send to your co-parent can have an impact in how custody is evaluated in the long-term. Your messages can be used against you especially if they are hurtful, threatening, or argumentative. Instead, you want to communicate effectively, not emotionally. Effective communication includes messages that get to the point while inviting the other parent to weigh in on their thoughts while showing that you are considering the other parent’s perspective. This is exceptionally difficult to do when you are in a high-conflict co-parenting situation because of the intensity of emotions involved. Therefore, it is important your messages are free of negative or insulting words while also fostering understanding. If you need help working on crafting messages to co-parent with your ex, please feel free to contact us today for a free 30-minute consultation on how we can help you craft the best messages that get to the heart of the issue.