By Robin Roshkind, Esquire, West Palm Beach, Florida
Can you talk to your wife or husband while divorce proceedings are ongoing? The answer is, it depends.
Normally if both parties have divorce lawyers involved, it is best to talk to your lawyer and have your lawyer talk to your spouse’ counsel. That way, nothing falls through the cracks…there can be no misunderstandings…and issues get documented. Granted, this runs up your legal bills, but it is better to let the lawyers handle it and also be the fall guys.
Certainly, if there is mental or physical abuse, a paramour involved, vindictiveness, anger, mental health issues of either or both parties, or any kind of stress between the two of you, ALWAYS talk to your lawyer and not your spouse. On the other hand, if you and your spouse are amicable, you can talk to your spouse, but be sure to document the conversation, and inform your lawyer of any conversations. On no account are you to sign any agreements, even if on a cocktail napkin, without your lawyer’s approval.
In normal cases, spouses are directed to communicate with each other regarding the children but nothing else. For more information about this or other divorce topics, call one of the divorce lawyers at ROBIN ROSHKIND, P.A. at 561 835 9091 or click on the Firm’s web site at www.familylawwpb.com for more information.