Technology can help divorced parents

| Aug 10, 2020 | Firm News

We live in an era of a constantly changing world. The current pandemic and civil unrest have both shown us that what is true today may not be true tomorrow.

In the past decade much has changed for divorced parents as well. Technology, in many cases, has made co-parenting easier. Here are three apps that might be helpful to you if you are now or soon to be a divorced parent.

3 highly-rated parenting apps

Which app is “best” depends a great deal on your family’s specific needs. One thing that most couples find helpful is to archive emails and text messages. There are several apps that can do this. You may want to have a discussion with your attorney as to what information is necessary to have given the nature of your relationship with the other parent.In some cases a timestamp is requisite.

Here are three apps that can make your co-parenting life easier:

  1. WeParent: Looking for an app that helps you navigate and manage your child’s games, appointments and important events? This app does that and has the capacity to store documents, expenses, custody schedules and messaging.
  2. OurFamilyWizard: You, your ex and any other parties you want (such as your child or attorney) can all have your own accounts. This app does wonders to log the communication between each party. It even has a “tone meter” which can alert the sender of a message that the tone of the message may be different than intended. When this happens the tone meter offers an alternative.
  3. 2House: If you have a million things going on at once, this app can help you both communicate with the other parent and organize your child’s life: from photos to doctor appointments to expenses. A very accessible and affordable app.

Parents lists the above and other apps that may be helpful. Many parents find separate apps for the kids’ artwork to be a lifesaver. That way both parents can see and enjoy the creative projects made at school, camp or wherever. Artkive is one such app. There are others.

When it comes to parenting apps there is no “this app is best.” Your family dynamic,  your needs, and your comfort level all need to be taken into consideration when deciding which app can help your family.