When it comes to co-parenting after
divorce, communication with your ex-spouse can be difficult, especially if you
don’t get along. However, even though the marriage is over, you
both must continue to be the best parents possible to your children and
create a loving, stable environment.
Organizing and keeping track of visitation dates, important events, school
projects, medical appointments, vacation, and other tasks can be quite
overwhelming. Fortunately, help can be found on your cellphone.
The following are several apps available to help divorced spouses become
Our Family Wizard ($99 per year) – Available for both iPhone and Android users, this app was specifically
created to help co-parents improve communication and ability to share
information about their children. Our Family Wizard enables parents to
manage all aspects of their shared-parenting plan and visitation schedules.
It also has a messaging service and a storage feature to keep track of
shared costs, emergency contacts, medical records, and more.
Coparently ($9.99 per month or $99 per year) – While this has similar features to the app above, Coparently also
enables your kids to communicate with both parents about scheduling requires,
forgotten item, and more. This eliminates having the children to address
both parents separately while maintaining open communication.
2Houses ($9.99 per month) – In addition to giving both parents access to a calendar to organize
important dates and the ability to share information related to their
kids, this app also allows them to share photos videos. There is a journal
feature to record notes and other reminders.
Cozi (Free or $19.99 per year for an ad-free experience) – If you would like to try something without paying a fee, Cozi
is a free online calendar program which is useful for co-parents, especially
if you set up alerts via text or e-mail. Not only can you share schedules,
but the app can also help you create to-do lists, plan meals, manage shopping
lists, and more.
Google Calendar (Free) – Considered the most popular app for co-parents (especially when
both parties have Gmail accounts), this app enables parents to create
calendars and share editing rights. You could also set up automatic reminders
for routine events.
If you are interested in modifying a current
child custody or
visitation order in New York,
contact our Yonkers family law attorney at
The Law Firm of Wayne F. Crowe, Jr., P.C. today.