Achieving a healthy co-parenting status can sometimes feel impossible. Between shuttling kids to two households, communicating with your ex, and keeping up with your own busy life, it's easy to get overwhelmed. Luckily, it's not something that you have to do on your own.
There are a variety of apps readily available to help divorced couples struggling with co-parenting. Depending on your family's needs, you can manage schedules, maintain vital records, track expenses, and more all in the palm of your hand.
Our Family Wizard
The most popular co-parenting app, by far, is Our Family Wizard. Complete with a calendar, expense tracker, a journal for notes, and a message board, it's a well-known tool in the family law realm.
They also have a feature called the "ToneMeter" that promotes productive conversations between co-parents for an extra $10/year, on top of the basic plan, which starts at $99/year. Acting as an emotional spellcheck, it detects and flags emotionally charged messages and offers users ways to adjust the message into something more appropriate.
This app will work best for families who struggle to communicate in a constructive manner.
Cozi gives users a breakdown of their day at a glance, and it also lets them easily share calendars and custody schedules and recipes and grocery lists, tasks, and notes. Although this app isn't necessarily for separated families, it's an effective way to stay organized if parents live separately and in relatively low conflict. The best part about the app is that it's free to use and great for large families. However, you may want to consider another option if you and your co-parent aren't on the best terms.
If there's a history of conflict, we highly recommend Talking Parents, the app designed to increase accountability while reducing further conflict. Features include shared calendars, documents, and communications, all of which are stored as un-alterable records. It is available on both Apple and Android stores, and there is a desktop version, making it accessible to almost anyone!
No matter how advanced a co-parenting app is, it cannot fix every issue. If you run into this situation, our attorneys at Schweitzer Law Partners are here to step up. We know how difficult communication can be, and we're here to support you and help resolve any legal issues you may face.
The Pasadena attorneys at Schweitzer Law Partners have been helping families with their child custody matters for over 55 years. Call us today at (626) 788-5225 or contact us online for a consultation.