Co-parenting after divorce can be challenging, even if you ended your marriage on good terms. Between coordinating schedules, tracking expenditures, and simply keeping up with the day-to-day happenings in your child’s life, you and your co-parent will likely have a lot to stay in touch about.
Yet when emotions are running high, communication can feel like a burden and make it seem like managing all these tasks is insurmountable. Fortunately, there is an app that can make co-parenting today much more manageable.
The OurFamilyWizard App for Co-Parents
OurFamilyWizard builds technology that helps families living separately thrive. Its web and mobile-based app offers a collection of tools that encourage cooperative co-parenting and helps keep your family’s most important information organised and easy to access.
What can you do on OurFamilyWizard?
OurFamilyWizard lets you manage everything related to co-parenting within a single platform. With the app, you can easily coordinate your parenting schedule, manage expenses, keep a journal, share photos and files, and maintain a clear record of your co-parenting communication.
Tools in the app provide frameworks for sharing information and making requests clearly and effectively. For instance, instead of asking about swapping parenting time over an email, you can use the Time Swap feature in the app to make the request and have it automatically documented in your shared calendar. Or, instead of texting your co-parent to ask what your child’s dress size is while you’re at the shop, you can use the app to look it up in your shared family information bank.
Keeping essential information exchanges focused can be a helpful way to minimise conflict in co-parenting, but sometimes, a conversation must be had. When you need to send a message, you can use OurFamilyWizard to keep it well documented.
Every message in the app is time-stamped when it is sent and when it is viewed for the first time by your co-parent. Unlike with email and texts, messages on OurFamilyWizard can never be edited or deleted to keep your communication accountable. You can even get real-time feedback on the tone of messages you draft in the app.
Who can all use OurFamilyWizard?
With so much activity going on for busy families today, the OurFamilyWizard app can help keep your whole family on the same page even when things feel chaotic. More than just for co-parents, children, other family members, and other caretakers can even use OurFamilyWizard to stay in the loop of family plans.
If you need to keep your lawyer or mediator informed about your co-parenting interactions, you can grant them access to oversee your activity directly within the app. OurFamilyWizard is often recommended to co-parents by courts and family law professionals because it keeps each parent accountable and allows for their lawyers and other professionals to step in to help co-parents move beyond conflict as necessary.
Where can you learn more about OurFamilyWizard?
For more information about the OurFamilyWizard app and how it can support your co-parenting, visit OurFamilyWizard.co.uk.
Dr Isabelle Hung is a co-founder of divorceclub.com and clinical psychologist. Having got through her own divorce just three years ago, she is now remarried and happy to report that divorce really is an opportunity for growth and positive change.