Low-conflict civil cases
TalkingParents is not just for high-conflict cases involving parents who do not get along. Our service is also useful for situations where parties can communicate effectively on their own. For these parents, our service will make their lives easier by keeping all important discussions and interactions regarding their child(ren) in one convenient location. TalkingParents can also help them avoid future litigation by keeping a perfect record of all important conversations and interactions regarding their child(ren).
Parents in these situations may not need to be restricted to communicating exclusively through TalkingParents. If limiting all communication and interaction to our service is appropriate for your case, please see our high-conflict page for more information and example documents.
Things to keep in mind
- TalkingParents is useful for any low-conflict civil case involving children, including divorce, paternity, child custody, or child support modification cases.
- Legal professionals knows that low-conflict relationships involving co-parents can become high-conflict in an instant. Some common catalysts for such a change could be the relocation of a co-parent or a new significant other in one of their lives. Because of situations like these, proactively introducing TalkingParents can help prevent circumstances from escalating, saving co-parents time and money while shielding the child(ren) from conflict.
- If a low-conflict relationship stays low-conflict, TalkingParents can make the lives of both co-parents and their child(ren) a little easier and less stressful. This is because the parents will not need to worry about checking multiple platforms and locations for information and documentation regarding their children. Co-parents can share all important information through our service, so it is easy for either parent to locate at all times. Our Shared Calendar and Accountable Payments features keep all scheduling and expense coordination in one place, and Secure Messaging keeps child-related discussions out of their texts, emails, and social media accounts in one place, and our messaging system will keep child-related discussions out of their texts, email, and social media accounts.
- Get creative. You can use the standard motion/order/agreement language and leave the rest up to the parties, or you can give them specific instructions on how and when to use TalkingParents. You can also give the parties some control over the loosening or tightening of restrictions or set limitations on if and when they can pursue future litigation.
- Use of TalkingParents can be requested through a free-standing motion, or you may incorporate it into any number of other motions.
- Don’t forget to file a proposed order with your motions; you want to make it as easy as possible for the court to grant your motion.
- Use of our service can also be incorporated into any agreement between parties to be ratified by court order.
- While we do offer example motions and orders for download below, feel free to copy and paste the language into your own documents. You are welcome to copy it verbatim, only take what you need, or simply use it as inspiration for your own creative motions, orders, and agreements.
- If you craft something of your own and think it could be useful to others or especially helpful for certain situations, and you would like to share it with other members of the legal community, please send it to us. We can give you credit or share it as an anonymous submission. If you would like to write an article to go along with your example document(s), we can publish it on our website as well.
Example motions and orders
Use of TalkingParents can be requested through a free-standing motion, or you may incorporate it into any number of other motions. Use of our service can also be incorporated into any agreement between the parties to be ratified by court order. Remember, you can adjust our example motion and order language as needed.
Download example motions and orders