Civil Communicator was developed after members of a family law firm recognized that the abusive communication between the parents in high conflict domestic matters not only prevented these people who once loved each other from breaking their cycle of conflict and healing, but also kept their children trapped within these hostile environments.

In response, the firm began monitoring and filtering their clients' incoming email communications. The essential and material elements of the communication would be saved, but the abusive, insulting and aggressive language would be removed. In like manner, they also monitored their clients' outgoing messages, and edited them as necessary.

It was out of this necessity that Civil Communicator was developed by Data Engineering, LLC, a Colorado-based software developer and IT firm.