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Better electronic communications

I thought this might be of interest to you.

My career as a family law solicitor and mediator has coincided with the rise of the internet and therefore electronic (mis)communication between separated spouses. I have been fascinated by the tendency of spouses in dispute to exchange acrimonious and unproductive texts and emails.

As part of my Masters in Dispute Resolution at UTS, I explored the systemic and psychological reasons why separated spouses struggle with electronic communication. I discovered a number of techniques by which people in conflict can communicate more effectively by email and text.I have prepared a guide for family law clients (and other people in dispute) to help them avoid common email and text miscommunications. You might find it useful for some of your clients. Here is a link to the page on my website –

If you would like a full copy of my research, send me an email –

Yours faithfully
Matthew Shepherd
Shepherds The Family and Mediation Specialists