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Text Message and Email Editing for Effective Communication
ProperComm®, family mediation services, edits e-mail and text messages between parents who are unable to communicate effectively.
ProperComm® eliminates the hostility, vulgarity, and abusive e-mails or text messages which allows the parents to focus on what’s important . . . the children.
How ProperComm® works:
ProperComm® is specifically designed to be a “procedure for communicating” by a parent or for parents who are in high conflict or have difficulty communicating in an appropriate manner. ProperComm® was developed to promote constructive communication between parents by having an “auditor” review and revise, if necessary, email communications between parents. ProperComm® does not edit punctuation, grammar, or formatting; it edits email communications to delete words and phrases expressed in hostile ways and that are not necessary for conveying appropriate points in the email. ProperComm® edits The email communications.
By intercepting and editing hostile emails with aggressive and inappropriate language before they are received by the other parent, ProperComm® seeks to reduce the number of litigants seeking court hearings to stop harassing emails and/or abusive text messages. In addition, by reducing the volume of aggressive emails/text messages between parents, ProperComm® also may reduce the number of exhibits which might otherwise be used at court hearings.
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It is often necessary for victims to continue to communicate with their abusers and they can become anxious and afraid to open emails and/or text messages.
ProperComm® eliminates that fear because the abusive language never finds its way to the victim unless there is a threat. All threats will be sent through without editing.Get it now
When the parties are constantly sending hostile messages to each other they are more likely to end up back in litigation with many email exhibits showing the other parties’ abusive behavior.
Costs incurred in litigation include but are not limited to attorney fees, filing fees and often times mental health professional fees.
By Example – ProperComm® sends the edited version along with a communication tip to the original sender;
By Positive Reinforcement – After 20 consecutive appropriate emails over at least a 90 day period or 40 consecutive appropriate text messages over a 90 day period or a combination of 40 consecutive appropriate emails and text messages over a 90 day period, the client receives a certificate acknowledging his/her ability to communicate appropriately, which can be provided to the Court;
By Negative Reinforcement – Emails cost $5 for the first 70 words – text messages cost $1 for the first 70 characters. The parties must decide if the next word is worth another $5 or $1. This teaches the parties to be brief, direct and to the point. It also provides for a negative consequence for long rants.
Judges are often bombarded with hundreds of emails and text messages provided by litigants as exhibits, reducing the amount of time available to handle more emergent situations.
ProperComm® actually eliminates the emails. They no longer exist. This allows the parties to continue co-parenting without court intervention because the harassment is eliminated.
ProperComm® understands divorced or separated couples must maintain communication with one another for reasons including, but not limited to:
(1) parenting time or other child related issues, such as school, doctor, childcare provider or other general issues;
(2) resolution/discussion of finances, debt; or
(3) other issues which require on going communications between the parties.
Our vision is to help by:
- Teaching parents to communicate more effectively;
- reducing abuse contained in emails and text messages;
- minimizing litigation expenses;
- and decreasing costs for co-parents.