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Apps That Can Help Make Co-Parenting Arrangements More Manageable

 Posted on March 10, 2023 in Family Law

Farmington Hills Family Law AttorneyCo-parenting is a unique challenge. It combines all the stress of a business partnership with all of the sensitive realities of family. As a result, it can be truly difficult to co-parent in ways that both honor the best interests of your children and prevent you from wanting to scream into a pillow at regular intervals.

Thankfully, co-parenting in the Digital Age is easier in many ways than it has been traditionally. As a result of numerous electronic resources, co-parents can communicate in effective, meaningful, and consistent ways without having to get on the phone with one another or regularly meet face-to-face. When you are thinking about ways to make your co-parenting situation more manageable, consider integrating some popular apps into your communication approach.

Which Apps Might Work Best for You?

Some apps are specifically designed to facilitate effective co-parent communication. WeParent, FamCal, ParentShip, 2Houses, and OurFamilyWizard were each designed with co-parents in mind. Their various features facilitate single-platform messaging and record keeping, calendar sharing, and a host of other resources that co-parents may find to be uniquely useful when trying to “keep each other in the loop” while avoiding unnecessary interaction and/or tension.

Other apps, like Zoom, JusTalk, and Kinzoo may also prove to be useful when co-parenting. Whether your young child wants their other parent to read them a bedtime story or your older child would like help from their other parent on a math problem, having a quick, safe, and reliable way to keep them in touch via video chat – perhaps with some headphones on to better allow everyone their privacy – these are apps that are worthy of consideration as well.

No Single App Will Solve Every Co-parenting Challenge

You will want to periodically assess whether any resources that you and your co-parent choose to utilize are working for your situation. Technology evolves at such a rapid rate that if a tool that had been working well for your family for a time no longer is, chances are good that you can find an alternative that has recently hit the market and will better suit your needs.

It is also important to keep in mind that there is no “one-size-fits-all” approach to co-parenting that works for every family. As a result, it is important to seek personalized legal guidance as you and your child’s other parent sort out custody arrangements and the terms that will govern your parenting plan. That way, you will place yourself in a strong, informed position to craft approaches that are stable yet flexible, truly manageable for everyone involved, and – ultimately – legally enforceable.

Connect with an Oakland County Child Custody Lawyer to Learn More

If you could benefit from assistance with a child custody situation, schedule a risk-free, confidential consultation with our team at no cost. During that meeting, you will learn more about the approaches that our dedicated Farmington Hills, MI child custody lawyers at Elkouri Heath, PLC take when representing the interests of divorcing or separating parents.

We understand that seeking legal guidance for matters that are this personal can be a truly challenging experience. Know that our team will do all we can to make your custody journey as low-stress as possible. To get started, you can call us at 248-344-9700 or you can fill out a contact form on our firm’s website. We look forward to meeting with you.




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