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Smartphone Applications Can Help With Co-Parenting


While parenting can be incredibly gratifying and rewarding, there are also times when parenting can be stressful. This can be especially true for divorced couples who are learning how to best co-parent their children. After all, sharing time and responsibilities can lead to scheduling disputes and communication issues.

For some parents, smartphone applications provide a solution to co-parenting disputes. If you are recently separated in Pennsylvania or are moving toward divorce in New Jersey and are having trouble landing on a custody and parenting agreement, talk to a Bucks County family attorney.

Digital Communication Can Reduce Difficult Interactions

If you argue with your spouse every time the two of you attempt to talk about how to co-parent through your separation and divorce, you may benefit from a co-parenting app or another online tool.

Examples of smartphone applications co-parents use:

  • Cozi
  • WeParent
  • Coparently
  • OurFamilyWizard
  • FamCal
  • Custody Connection
  • Parentship
  • 2Houses

Of course, choosing the best app for your family will depend on what you need in order to effectively co-parent your children. Some of the apps listed are specifically designed for individuals who are co-parenting, others simply have functions that are helpful for divorced parents. For example, many find co-parenting easier when there is a shared calendar of activities, commitments, and events.

Some even find they have the tools they need already on their smartphones. A calendar app already installed could be the solution you need to track a changing parenting time schedule alongside school functions and birthday parties.

It can be difficult to find a custody arrangement both parties can agree to and stick to, so synchronized calendars can be very helpful. For example, if parents often need to trade or switch dates because of their job they can do so through a digital form of communication rather than talking to each other directly, which can result in disputes when the individuals are no longer getting along on a personal level.

Agreeing to Times When Kids Can Video Chat

Keeping misunderstandings to a minimum is beneficial for the adult parents and their minor children. Because of this, it can be helpful to not only agree to schedules and communication apps, but also develop an understanding on how and when kids can communicate with the other parent.

For instance, if a child misses the other parent, a video chat could alleviate their stress. But it makes sense that the parenting time should not be infringed on, setting boundaries in advance is advised. A Bucks County family attorney has experience with custody disputes and parenting agreements. A skilled lawyer can help you navigate your co-parenting experience in Pennsylvania or New Jersey.

Are you recently separated and trying to navigate child-related concerns? It is important you work with a legal professional to help you during divorce proceedings. The family law attorneys at Kardos, Rickles & Hand help. Our dedicated legal team understands the finer points of family law. There are opportunities to create the life you want. Schedule your consultation today, call 215-968-6602.

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