“There’s an app for that!”
A phrase that’s becoming more and more common… it now relates to divorce. Yes, there is an app for co-parenting. In fact, there are several apps!
If you’re struggling to keep up with the child custody arrangements, frustrated by miscommunications with the other parent or if you’re losing track of where you are with shared expenses… these apps can help settle the mayhem.
Cozi is a free app that helps organize your family’s plans. Parents can share calendar pages with each other and create separate calendars for the kids, too.
Custody Exchange works so that co-parents can create a shared custody calendar. The app also calculates time spent with each parent incase proof is needed. It is a free app with plan upgrades available.
Talking Parents uses an online system-of-record for co-parents who have to show proof of communication between parties. This helps prevent further conflict or misunderstanding that may affect custody agreements. The app is free, but downloading communication records come at a small monthly fee.
2houses organizes schedules, keeps track of all activities, and manages expenses. It also allows parents to easily exchange information relating to the children’s school, after-school and health. It costs $9.99/month.
CoParently manages schedules as well as tracks shared expenses. It keeps contact info and medical records up-to-date. Kids can be added for communication ease without going between parents. It costs $10.
Not every app is created equal. Some are free and others are expanding services (and prices). However, apps can be a peaceful alternative to figuring out your children’s schedules and needs. Even if you are on good terms with your ex, an app can help streamline the co-parenting process and keep everyone in the loop.