It is not uncommon for the parties in a family law action to communicate and make decisions as they always have before. In some circumstances, the historical standards for communication and conduct are fine. However, in many circumstances, given the role of litigation in their life, the consequences of bad communication and the decisions that the parties make result in a need for updated ways of talking and deciding matters.
The following blog posts outline the 6 standards for client communications with an opposing party that any party to a family law action should follow. This set of standards not only applies after the onset of a family court matter but continues after a court order is entered.