Best Smartphone Apps for Co-Parents and FamiliesPublished: Feb 26, 2021 in Child Custody
Written by Anthony Piccirilli
Co-parenting is difficult. Even if you have a friendly relationship with your child’s other parent, schedules often conflict. Communication can also be difficult. However, there are smartphone apps out there to help.
If you have questions about creating a parenting agreement that works for your whole family, we can help. Pittsburgh Divorce & Family Law, LLC works with mothers, fathers, and anyone else interested in visitation and custody matters. Call us today at (412) 471-5100 or use our online contact form to reach out.
Here are some of our top choices for smartphone apps that can help you navigate co-parenting.
Our Family Wizard
This comprehensive app was created by a divorced couple who felt the same pain that many separated parents feel. It offers a platform that encourages simple communication and original tools. People who use the app can send messages to each other, share expenses, and add access to professionals like mediators and therapists.
Our Family Wizard also has an add-on feature that is optional called ToneMeter. It checks potential negative tones in text messages sent to one another and offers alternative wording to avoid potential arguments.
This subscription-based app allows families to communicate amongst each other as well as add accounts for mediators. It preserves emails, texts, and other messages being sent between family members. You can even upload important documents and store them in the app. Medical notes and school details can also be organized with this app.
Coparently is an all-in-one app that strives to make parenting with an ex easier. It has color-coded custody and visitation calendars, secure messaging, and printable records for shared expenses. You can also enter mutual contacts into a shared online directory.
Kids can be added to Coparently, so they have a method of communicating with parents. They can also be included in the decision-making process.
As a Mom’s Choice award-winning app, Cozi has a lot of hype to live up to. It has a user-friendly interface and organization tool that makes it one of the best co-parenting apps. With Cozi, you can create shared calendars, shopping lists, and to-do lists.
Although it wasn’t created specifically for families dealing with communication issues, Google Calendar allows you to share events and appointments seamlessly. You can input dates, times, and details in the event entries shared among family members. Adults and children can be added to keep them up to date with schedules and to-do tasks. Additionally, it’s free and easy to use.
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Parents can often agree on an initial parenting plan as well as necessary modifications. We can use the best smartphone apps out there to help you manage that plan.