Raising children consumes so much of our time, energy and attention. Parents not only provide a home and sustenance, but also coordinate many educational and social activities in between. From helping kids get their homework done to scheduling and keeping play dates or doctors’ appointments, parenting is a full time job.
When parents’ divorce, juggling home life and a career can be all the more challenging. So often, communication breaks down between parents leaving one parent shouldering more of the responsibilities while the other parent may be feeling left out. For every problem it seems technology has an app for that and co-parenting is no exception. Co-parenting Apps such as ‘Talking Parents‘ and ‘Our Family Wizard‘ are designed to bridge the gap when parents are no longer working from one household.
- Many of the co-parenting apps allow parents to share calendars of important events such as doctors’ appointments or a school play to nailing down a streamlined parenting schedule.
- File sharing and storing are available for sharing receipts or invoices of co-parenting expenses and a way of parents to make reimbursement payments to the other parent.
- Because co-parenting apps provide a way to document and organize your communication, miscommunications are reduced. Unalterable records of communication can be helpful during future litigation or mediation.
After a divorce, being able to communicate effectively with the other parent about parenting schedules, shared expenses or school and extracurricular events that involve the children is paramount. Co-parenting apps may prove to be a worthy tool to organize everything that goes along with raising a modern family.
Illinois Parenting Time Attorneys
If you have questions regarding Illinois parenting time or responsibility arrangements or how child support is paid, contact the family law offices of Schlesinger & Strauss LLC for assistance at 847-680-4970.