Kissimmee, FL asked in Communications Law, Internet Law, Family Law and Child Custody for Florida

Q: My ex will no longer accept emails for our regular ongoing communication about the children. He insists on texts only.

We live in Florida. We have been divorced for 6 years. We have always used email. Two months ago, I started getting responses to my emails saying that he longer accepts emails and to text instead. Do I have to comply? (I think that he simply does not want his email rants on the record.)

1 Lawyer Answer
Sabina Tomshinsky
Sabina Tomshinsky
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Gainesville, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: I suggest that you refer to the provisions of your parenting plan and/or final judgment that pertain to communication between the parents on the default communication methods. If both email and text were checked, typically email is used for long/substantive messages and texts are used for short messages. There are also several online programs that parents may choose to use to communicate; a Court may also modify your mode of communication upon a proper pleading before it. So I would first refer to your divorce documents and then you may need to consult with an attorney on taking this matter to Court. All the best.

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