Effective and amicable communication among couples is one of the biggest struggles after divorce. Modern technology is helping unmarried parents manage the stressful issues with applications (apps) that are downloaded to computers, tablets and smartphones. The following apps can simplify lives with a few touches regarding expenses, schedules and recorded conversations:
- Wevorce is a free app that provides services for couples in the early stages of the divorce process. Users take a survey to determine which services are appropriate to individual situations. For example, a mediator, rather than a litigator, might be recommended to a couple that is fairly agreeable on decisions. Professionals retained will charge a fee for their services. Wevorce promises to save couples $1,800 to 10,000 in divorce costs.
- OurFamilyWizard is a useful co-parenting tool that helps unmarried parents manage shared child custody. The app tracks expenses and allows calendar sharing with email and text notifications when there are additions or changes. A virtual journal documents all written communication between the parents. The app provides an information bank that can be accessed by both parents that safely contains important family contacts, medical records, or other pertinent information. The cost is $99 a year per user.
- Created by a single mom, SupportPay is useful to follow child support payments and the expenses for which it pays. This application organizes expenses and documents money exchanged and helps resolve any questions regarding child support. SupportPay is a free monthly subscription for tracking purposes and only charges a fee for access to the account history.
- Children can have hectic schedules as well as adults, and SquareHub can help a divorced family manage everyone’s busy lives. SquareHub is free and creates a closed, private family group that allows members to share photos, calendars and text messaging. Vacations, extracurricular activities, events and appointments are entered so there isn’t any miscommunication between separated parents regarding the children’s lives.
- The app 2Houses is a tool that features interactive calendars, expenses and to do lists. Both parents can update and edit the calendar and it includes photo and comment sharing. The free application helps unmarried parents manage child custody with parental schedules, journal entries and a data bank for important contact and medical information.
Positive communication and organization within the modern family is critical for children’s happiness. These smartphone applications provide a centralized, secure location to share information and reduce divorce conflict. In addition, the apps accurately document communication among parents regarding their parenting responsibilities.
Towson Divorce Lawyers at Huesman, Jones & Miles, LLC Help Families Prepare for a Divorce
Sharing information without confrontation is challenging when it comes to divorce and co-parenting. Towson divorce lawyers at Huesman, Jones & Miles, LLC ensure that their clients understand every aspect of divorce in order to obtain the best possible outcome. We provide proficient divorce guidance to Maryland residents living in Elliott City, Essex, Bel Air, Towson and Westminster and throughout Baltimore County, Carroll County, Harford County, and Howard County.
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