Technology aids co-parenting after a divorce

Texas couples who get divorced with minor children must face a range of challenges during the process. Determining appropriate child custody arrangements that both parents can be satisfied with is commonly one of the most difficult parts of this experience. Add to that concerns about child support payments, parenting time, relocation and more and it is easy to see how many parents can become overwhelmed.

Once a divorce agreement is reached and the decree is entered, parents can breathe something of a sigh of relief. However, all of the challenges are not gone at this point. Learning how to co-parent effectively with a former spouse can be something of its own art form. An article published recently in the news gives details about how technology is being put to use to help parents cooperate more effectively and efficiently with each other after a divorce.

Our Family Wizard offers many features including a calendar, message board, expense log, journal and databank for key family information. Former spouses can use this app to communicate scheduling needs or changes, doctor’s appointments, medical expenses and more. The tool provides a central repository and provides a written record which can be helpful in the event of any disputes. It also prevents children from needing to be part of communications back and forth between parents.

If you are in a divorce process now and have minor children, you may wish to consider a tool like this app. Talking with your attorney is also helpful so that you can get good guidance about what you should and should not do to protect yourself and act in the best interests of your children.

Source: Huffington Post, “8 Apps That Make Post-Divorce Parenting A Little Easier,” Deja Vow, March 9, 2014

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