Divorced Parents and Children/Martin Rosenfeld, JD

Posted on May 3, 2019


On April 3, 2019, Jennifer Wolf penned an article for verywellfamily.com entitled “Communication Tools for Co-Parents”. Ms. Wolf lists a number of apps that help improve the quality of communication for co-parents who are no longer married when they make decisions that concern their children. The issues might be scheduling concerns, sharing of expenses made for child welfare, better and less stressful means of communication, etc. Some even allow the children to use the app so as to communicate with both parents when they feel the need to do so.

It is no secret that communication post-divorce is difficult, even for those who still remain co-parents. The article cited above advise how to convert an unpleasant chore to one which becomes more civil and productive. However, as Ms. Wolf points out, the apps only work if you use them. Are your children worth the effort? I do not believe there is anyone out there who would answer in the negative to that question. In conclusion, remember these words from FDR: “Be sincere; be brief; be seated”. But do communicate.