Is court-monitored communication a good idea?

On Behalf of | Jun 26, 2021 | Blog, Divorce

Many spouses face scenarios where the divorce process is bumpier than expected or desired. There are ways you can help smooth out the process, though. Eliminating the chances for harassment wherever possible is one of them.

One form of harassment is via communication. And a way to deal with that is by relying on court-monitored communication. But is this a good idea?

What is court-monitored communication?

Mashable discusses court monitored communication and what it means for you. First, monitored communication in this context refers to a third party witnessing conversations between you and your partner without interfering or mediating. In this case, the third party is the court.

Court-monitored communication has pros and cons. On the plus side, it often helps tamp down on abusive, harassing behavior. After all, when all of your conversations get monitored by legal figures, it is hard to get away with anything. Your legal help can also use any conversations and timestamps as evidence of disputes. This can help you win custody battles, gain restraining orders and more.

Second, many apps also include a feature that discloses your spouse’s location when they text. This can often help ease the minds of victims of harassment and stalking, as it lets you see where your spouse is when they message you.

Potential safety concerns

On the other hand, many people do not feel comfortable disclosing their own location to their spouse when they text. Some may even feel endangered by this. Apps like these often bring up concerns about privacy and safety as well. Do you want the court to have first-hand access to every single word exchanged between you and your spouse? For some, it is not worth it. If you want to learn more, consider contacting your legal help to discuss these apps.

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