FAQs Texting & Emailing

What are some do’s and don’ts of texting during my divorce?

DO text to discuss child custody and access.

DO text to provide or request information that you need from your spouse.

DO text to discuss the resolution of any outstanding issues resulting from your separation.

DO text to engage in any other polite communication with your spouse.

 

DO NOT text in an attempt to force or bully your spouse to do something.

DO NOT text your spouse over and over again in an attempt to convince them of something you have previously discussed.

DO NOT text rude or insulting messages to your spouse.

DO NOT text your spouse if they have specifically asked you not to contact them or if their lawyer has requested that you don’t contact them.

DO NOT text your kids any information in regards to your divorce, to ask them to pass on inappropriate messages to your spouse or to speak negatively about your spouse.

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Russell Alexander

Russell Alexander is the founder of Russell Alexander Collaborative Family Lawyers and is the firm’s senior partner. At Russell Alexander, our focus is exclusively family law, offering pre-separation legal advice and assisting clients with family related issues, including: custody and access, separation agreements, child and spousal support, division of family property, paternity disputes, and enforcement of court orders. We have locations in Toronto, Markham, Whitby (Brooklin), Lindsay, and Peterborough.

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