If you’re recently divorced and find yourself trying to navigate the co-parenting waters with your former spouse, it can be difficult to know if you’re doing it right. Even people who claim to be on the same page still struggle to manage schedules, improve their decision-making, track expenses, improve their organization skills, and just be better parents.
The good news is that you’re not alone. Also, there’s an app for that.
The key to a positive co-parenting relationship is to be positive in both your thoughts and actions. Below is a list of common co-parenting apps designed to help you and your former spouse be a better team.
Of all the co-parenting apps on the market today, Our Family Wizard appears to be the most recommended on a variety of parenting websites. Just a few of its tools include a parenting calendar to share important appointments and easily submit requests for changes in parenting times. There is also a message board that can never be edited or deleted, a virtual diary and family album, expense logs, and an info bank to keep important family information in one place. Our Family Wizard is not a free app, but check out its fee waiver program and military family discount on its website.
AppClose has no subscription fees or monthly service charges, making it an easy choice for divorced parents who want all the conveniences of a co-parenting app while keeping their expenses at a minimum. The app has many of the same tools as Our Family Wizard but also has a feature where you can request reimbursement for medical expenses and extracurricular activities. The app also allows you to coordinate with non-connected parties such as stepparents, grandparents, other caregivers, and third-party professionals.
coParenter has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, on Bravo, and by other entities for its one-of-a-kind system that gives parents live, on-demand access to coaching and mediation services directly through the app. There’s a cost for this app, but coParenter’s mediators are reported to be retired family law judges and court professionals — all of whom are determined to help you navigate the co-parenting waters. coParenter costs $12.99 per month or $119 per year and comes with a 30-day trial.
Besides trying to be the best parent you can be post-divorce, the goal is to reduce conflict and miscommunication with your former spouse. coparently has a color-coded custody calendar, a secure messaging center, and free guest access. coparently is $9.99 per month or $99 per year (per parent).
The good news is that there are plenty more co-parenting apps on the market. The trick is sitting down to explore all of them and see which offers the right features and services that matter to you.
A few more apps to be aware of include:
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