Co-parenting can be quite challenging, especially if you and your ex do
not get along. While your marriage may be over, being a parent is a lifelong
commitment. In order to successfully co-parent, you must learn how to
effectively communicate with the other parent.
If you are having a hard time communicating with your ex about
child custody or visitation issues, you can search your cell phone for an answer. There are several
apps available for download and purchase, which are designed to help with
Here are five apps which can help you and your ex-spouse become better
Our Family Wizard ($99 per year) – This app is an online co-parenting tool, allowing parents to manage
every aspect of their shared parenting plan online and in one place. Users
have access to color-coded calendars to shared visitation schedules, management
and tracking of shared expenses, family information storage for medical
records and other important documents, and even a messaging service.
Cozi (free) – While this app is specifically made for co-parents, it is free
and helps with general family planning since the main feature is the schedule
service. Additionally, users have access to a family journal, to-do lists,
shopping lists, meal planning, and more.
2Houses ($9.99 per month) – This app is made for divorced or separated families. Not only
can parents share calendars for easy schedule and detail expense reports
to track child-related purchases, but also other files such as medical
information, release forms, report cards, as well as pictures and videos.
Talking Parents (free, but has download fees) – In order to prevent further miscommunications and future conflict,
this app uses an online system-of-record, if co-parents are required to
show proof communication to the court.
Google Calendar (free) – Considered the most popular means of coordinating schedules between
co-parents. The color-coded calendar can create automatic reminders for
regular events such as weekly visits and even important occasions.
If you are interested in modifying your current child custody or visitation order,
Daytona Beach family law attorney at the
Law Offices of Robert Stepniak and schedule a free consultation today.