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Helpful Apps for Co-Parenting

Wed, Apr 10, 2019 at 3:45PM

Helpful Apps for Co-Parenting

Your days are likely kept busy trying to juggle work, school, and life duties. Achieving that goal becomes even more difficult when you’re divorced and have minor children to consider. Thankfully, there are new ways you can ensure you kids stay connected with their family and still stay on track in their own lives.

In a world where there are mobile device applications for nearly every task, it makes sense that you’d want to use apps that contribute to more efficient and effective co-parenting. These programs cover important aspects of raising children in a mixed family. Here are some of the most popular challenges, and the apps that can make your life easier!

1) Communication

When you’re strapped for time or simply don’t want to use several apps for different tasks, finding an “all in one” app is ideal. For instance, Our Family Wizard has a calendar, expenses chart, and even binding agreements that you and your former spouse can sign online. AppClose features similar options.

If communication is or has been a concern in the past, Coparently relies on a detailed calendar to keep track of visits, medical appointments, expenses, and more. Talking Parents enables you to show proof of communication. This is helpful when and if disputes over regular contact arise.

You could also reach out to a trusted and reputable child support attorney in Daytona Beach who can work with you to resolve any conflicts or complications you might be experiencing as part of your divorce.

2) Organization

Your child is likely active with extra-curricular activities and personal interests. As a responsible parent, you want to encourage involvement in programs that enrich your child’s life and set them up for future success. Luckily, there are apps that can help you meet that goal.

For instance, Kidganizer lets you create a real-time calendar and set up alerts — drastically minimizing the chance of missed appointments. A similar app is Custody Connection. This program has a feature where you can quickly change custody days if your schedule requires.

3) Conflicting Schedules 

To that end, there are times when organization can become difficult and almost impossible when it comes to scheduling conflicts. Parentship aims to eliminate or lessen the emotional impact of busy schedules through a detailed calendar and customizable dashboard. Similarly, FamCal features color-coded tasks and scheduling information. This app also allows for the sharing of personal notes relevant to your child’s care and well-being.

When it seems like nothing can help resolve scheduling and other issues between you and your former spouse, it’s a good idea to contact a DeLand, Florida attorney who can help you navigate this sometimes-complex situation.

4) Financial Considerations   

Along with the mentioned programs, there are some apps that place a focus on finances. For example, Support Pay allows you to track co-parenting expenses and even child support payments. You can also transmit payments using this app.

If you’re having trouble obtaining payment from a former spouse (or are experiencing other divorce complications), a child support lawyer in Daytona Beach can provide legal advice and assistance. This will help you secure the funds and care necessary for the positive development of your minor child or children.

5) Kid-Centric

It’s also possible to stay connected with your kids even when they’re not with you. For example, 2houses enables photo and video sharing. SharedCare allows other people central to your child’s life (grandparents, other relatives) to retain connection and involvement.

Along with these mentioned apps, there are other important considerations to contemplate, to make your divorce as gentle as possible on your children. That process begins by reaching out to a reliable attorney in DeLand, Florida and the surrounding area.

In fact, our attorney offers many years of experience in a variety of legal concentrations that includes divorce and family law, estate planning, guardianship, and more. Contact us today to learn more about how we can offer valuable assistance in your divorce.


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