When Getting Divorced Be Careful What You Text

texting divorce imageTexting is used by almost everybody. Although, texting is a quick and easy way to communicate, in a divorce, they can be your own worst enemy. Text messages can be retrieved and can be used as evidence. Therefore, if you are in the middle of a divorce, you need to be very careful on what you text. Everything you text, is subject to interpretation and subject to being used against you.

This does not mean you should never use text messaging. It just means you need to use text messages in a smart way. Here is what you should do:

Think before you impulsively respond. Do not immediately respond to a text. Wait, think, delay. No matter how much you want to instantly respond, thinking and waiting before you respond, will often make you write a better response.

Be Brief. Short responses are typically the best responses. The more you say, the more likely you are to get in trouble.

You don’t need to defend yourself. No matter what the person accuses you of, a great response is “I respectfully disagree” or “Your information is incorrect.” You do not have to get into a dialogue on why they are wrong and you are right.

Just the facts. Instead of responding to any false or inaccurate statements, it is better to just state accurate statements and the actual facts.

Do not text any of the following: (i) negative comments; (ii) sarcasm; and (iii) threats.

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