My children are older (teenagers) and I have been divorced from their father for a long time. We are now back in court on a post-judgment matter, and they have been asking me questions about the court case. I answered them truthfully because I like to treat them as adults. My ex-husband’s attorney filed a motion for me to stop discussing the court case with them. Can she do that?
Yes, the attorney can request that you stop discussing the case with your children, and likely, would win if you ever had a hearing on that motion. In general, court (and other adult matters) should simply not be discussed with minor children. Even if you think that they are emotionally ready to hear about it, discussing such with them ultimately puts them in the middle of your court battle, whether or not you mean for that to happen. Consider this-would you want your children to also discuss it with your ex-husband? Do you think he would have a different version to tell them? Most judges, and most attorneys, would advise you to stop discussing these issues with your children immediately. If they continue to have questions, you can simply tell them that you would be happy to discuss adult issues with them when they are adults. They may not be happy about it, but ultimately, it is probably better not only for their well-being, but also for your currently pending case.
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