Divorce is hard, but it doesn’t mean co-parenting has to be.
While splitting up usually means parents relocate with shared custody of a child, the distance doesn’t mean communication should stop. Though it can be tough to stay on the same page as the other parent, technology is helping to bridge the gap.
Co-Parenting apps are now available to help with everything from keeping track of parenting time and finances to coordinating important events.
But which are the most effective? Let’s take a look at seven of the best co-parenting apps that can make life after divorce a little easier…
This app is a do-all for parents living in… well, two different houses. It features a coordinated calendar, tools to manage shared expenses, and messaging between parents and even a mediator.
2. Our Family Wizard
This app also has a handy calendar feature, as well as tools to track reimbursement requests and child’s medical details in real time. Notifications help you stay on top of what’s happening.
This app with mobile access lets you stay on the same page with a shared calendar. But it also features a journal, shared expenses, important contacts, access to photos, and even alerts for important upcoming dates.
This has many features that are ideal for co-parenting, but like some of the other apps, it can also be useful for married parents under one roof.
Not only does it keep track of activities of all family members, it even tracks grocery lists, to-do lists, and more!
5. Talking Parents
As the name of the app suggests, it keeps a secure log of parental communications. A parent can’t change what they said down the road, as the host keeps a separate log from the devices used.
Basically, instead of using social media or email, it puts all communications between two co-parents in one place. This can be useful in the case of mediation or litigation. It also keeps communications in chronological order.
6. Google Calendar
This can be used fairly easily by anyone with a mobile device. You simply create a calendar and then allow permission for another parent to view or add to it.
It can keep track of parental visits and create reminders for them and other events involving the child. The Google app can also take booking confirmations from your Gmail account and automatically add it to your schedule.
This app is aimed at making the separation process as smooth as possible. It can simplify the process of separation, as well as outline plans for co-parenting. It can even help divide assets and create budgets.
Co-parenting Apps Make Life After Divorce Easier
Going through a separation can be a trying and emotional time for parents, but you can minimize the impact on children by keeping their needs at your fingertips.
Some of these co-parenting apps are free to download, but keep in mind there may be monthly subscription fees. Check the pricing before you decide on which custody apps you should both settle on.
Call Reppucci and Roeder Today for More Information Regarding Child Custody
No matter which app you choose, having an experienced lawyer on your side can make sure your child’s best interests are represented. The legal team at Reppucci and Roeder is committed to helping each client achieve the most favorable resolution possible in their divorce and child custody cases. We help relieve your stress and guide you through the process.
To learn more, call us at 480-300-6012 for a FREE consultation today.