The situation? You and your Lundentechcrunch. There’s a serious issue with the parent-child relationship that requires you to work through together. Fortunately, there are ways to resolve it without resorting to legal remedies. The final solution—a “breakthrough” joint investigation by two or more of the four professional levels—will resolve problems before they become issues.
Why does it matter?
Sometimes, there’s a problem that can’t be solved through the legal system. And, sometimes, you and your spouse have a child together. In these cases, you need to work as a team to resolve the problem. Working in a joint investigation, you and your spouse will have the opportunity to work through the problems together. This will help avoid discovery conflicts between you and the other party.
What is the scope of your investigation?
The scope of your investigation will depend on the facts and circumstances of the case. Some things to keep in mind:
Any movement that affects the health of the relationship will be noted.
You and your spouse have different addresses. You should have separate phone numbers and emails.
You don’t have a job. You and your spouse should still have joint bank accounts and banks.
The marriage license you obtained in 1983 will remain in effect.
Is the parent-child relationship healthy for your relationship?
Working together, you and your spouse can address all the issues that have developed over the years. You can discuss your concerns about the way your relationship has developed, what steps you and your spouse should take to resolve them, and what steps you and your spouse should not take. You can also discuss how the way the relationship developed affected your relationship at the moment.
Can we get an outside party involved in an investigation?
You don’t want to involve an outside party in an investigation. Working together, you and your spouse can come to the table with a clear, truly unified view of the issues. You and your spouse can ask the court to create a joint task force to investigate the relationship. This will give you and your spouse a jointly elected official to work with.
Should we involve an attorney?
It’s always a good idea to have an attorney on your side. But when it comes to the kind of work you and your spouse do together, a pro is helpful. You should still feel comfortable talking to an attorney about your unique issues.
Is there anything else we should know about this joint review procedure?
The “breakthrough” joint review procedure is usually used for issues that can’t be resolved through the legal system. The procedure is designed to let a third party review the evidence and make a conclusion about the facts before the court. The process is often less formal than a traditional hearing, and you can still negotiate the terms of the request with the third party.
Working together, you and your spouse can address all the issues that have developed over the years. You can discuss your concerns about the way your relationship has developed, what steps you and your spouse should take to resolution them, and what steps you and your spouse should not take. You can also discuss how the way the relationship developed impacted your relationship at the moment.