Ending a marriage is difficult under the best circumstances. But depending on the series of events leading up to your divorce, you may want to as little to do with your former spouse as possible once the two of you finalize your settlement.
Many parents struggle to agree on maintaining consistency, coordinating plans and communicating amicably to put their children's needs first. If you wonder how to facilitate a co-parenting plan for your family, with your children divided between two homes, you may be thankful to know there are some apps for that.
Three apps that could benefit your parenting plan
During your divorce proceedings, you and your soon-to-be ex will likely develop strategies for spending quality time with your children. And despite how well-meaning you may be, there will inevitably be times when one of you will need some flexibility.
Although the two of you will not always agree, some Android and iOS apps could help minimize the stress and disagreement that often accompanies co-parenting. These options include:
- SupportPay. Uploading receipts can help you track, manage and pay child support.
- CoParenter. You can request scheduling changes and send notifications within the app, and a filter keeps communication clean.
- OurFamilyWizard. With an interactive calendar, you can securely track schedules, medical concerns and expenses. Additionally, you can use a “ToneMeter” to check your messages for language you might later regret.
You probably agree that technology cannot ease your pain or help you come to terms with the end of your relationship. However, knowing there are some options to increase the communication quality between you and your children’s other parent may ease the transition into your next chapter in life.