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4 Ways Technology Can Help You Co-Parent More Effectively

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When you get a divorce and you have children, it can feel like the proceedings will never end. Even after all is said and done, and the divorce decree has been issued, the drama can still continue for years. As parents, you will never truly be separated from one another, and the two of you will always be connected by your children. Because of this, it is no surprise that co-parenting can be one of the biggest sources of stress for divorced couples after their marriage has ended. Most couples want to make co-parenting as beneficial to the children as possible, which is why more and more couples are using technological solutions to help manage child custody concerns. Below are some of the most useful and popular apps and websites that can help take some of the worries out of co-parenting.

Google Calendar

One of the most popular ways co-parents stay in touch is by using a shared Google Calendar. This is accessible through a website or an app, and it allows both parents to keep tabs on different events and shared commitments that involve the children. Parents can even use the calendar to keep track of other events that might require a change in schedule.

OurFamilyWizard

This tool was designed to take the stress out of nearly every aspect of co-parenting. The OurFamilyWizard app allows parents to keep a color-coded parenting time schedule, send secure messages, access shared family documents such as immunization records, and even manage and pay shared child expenses. 

Talking Parents

When it comes to co-parenting, communication is key, although you may not always see eye to eye with your ex. The Talking Parents app helps parents communicate more effectively by recording exchanges and time-stamping the messages when they are sent and read. If necessary, these messages may be admissible in court if disputes arise.

SupportPay

When you are co-parenting with an ex, there is almost always child support involved. The SupportPay app helps parents who both pay and receive child support to keep track of everything. This app allows parents to share expenses with one another to see where the money is being spent, and it allows the paying parent to set up notifications to send payments, so nothing is forgotten.

Contact a Geneva Divorce Attorney

For many families, divorce is the best decision that the parents could have made. While it is sad when a marriage ends, if parents are not happy, their children will be able to feel it, and the tension will begin to affect them. Even once you are divorced, the stress can continue, but using the above-mentioned apps and websites or other technological solutions can keep you organized and on track. At the Law Office of Matthew M. Williams, P.C., we can assist you and your spouse with a parenting plan that works for both of you, eliminating unnecessary conflict after your divorce. Call our knowledgeable Kane County child custody lawyers today at 630-409-8184 to schedule a consultation.

Sources:

https://www.verywellfamily.com/best-online-communication-tools-for-co-parents-4080729

https://mashable.com/2015/12/19/tools-to-co-parent/

https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2019/07/24/7-divorce-apps-help-navigate-life-with-your-ex/1748032001/

The Law Office of Matthew M. Williams, P.C.

630-409-8184

1444 North Farnsworth Avenue, Suite 307, Aurora, IL 60505

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