We know all too well how parents’ communications go poorly when the parties are in conflict and litigation, especially when kids must stay home from school while parents are either working from home or not working at all. But what about when professionals’ communications go poorly as well? We are going to look at how attorneys/professionals communicate with each other in front of parents and each other in order to identify how the content of a message gets bogged down by the process by which it’s communicated. We are also going to share strategies to help professionals model the good communication we encourage parents to have with each other.
This presentation is a look at how quickly communication can digress and negatively impact everyone involved. But, with suggestions and strategies from a family therapist and a practicing family law attorney, you will see how to lower your clients’ stress as well as yours while under the pressures of working from home, dealing with COVID-19 uncertainty, court deadlines, and maintaining advocacy for your clients.