Judicial Order of Proper Conduct
It is difficult for many to adjust to the new separate lives divorcing spouses begin. Whether custody is agreed between the parents, and especially if contested it is important to know the standards of behavior adopted by the Courts. In high risk divorces, or ones that are particularly litigious, Courts usually enter a Judicial Order of Proper Conduct. Click here to read it.
It is not just important in highly contested cases, with parents who argue and cannot agree on issues between each other and their children, but they are also good standards for all parents to keep in mind when divorcing. Remember: children blame themselves often for divorces, but it is the conflict they see which is most damaging. Please review these basic standards of behaviour in divorce actions with children as described in the Judicial Order of Proper Conduct. It can help you understand the basic behavior expected of divorcing parents, whether the order is specifically entered in your case or not.