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Co-Parenting Apps

Co-Parenting Apps

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Posted February 21, 2024

Co-parenting with your ex-partner can be challenging. It involves constant coordination and communication about various aspects of your children’s lives. Whether it is about schedules, expenses, health, education, or holidays, co-parenting requires a lot of organization and cooperation. Fortunately, some apps can make co-parenting easier and more efficient. These apps have different features and costs, depending on your needs and preferences. Below are a few examples of co-parenting apps that you can consider.

Our Family Wizard

This app is one of the most used co-parenting apps which will often be recommended by judges, lawyers, and mediators to reduce conflict and improve communication. You can use the app to create and share parenting schedules, track expenses and reimbursements, exchange messages, and documents, and access a shared journal. The app also has a tone meter feature that will flag negative messaging. The app provides the option to invite third parties such as your lawyer or mediator to access the documents, schedules, and messages exchanged. The fee for the app starts at $12.00 per month, per parent. The app offers free or discounted subscriptions to parents in financial needs.

Cozi

Cozi focuses on family organizing. The app allows you to create and share calendars, to-do lists, meal plans, and daily family agendas. It also allows you to sync the app with other online calendars such as Google Calendar and Outlook. You can use the app for free.

2houses

This app is a comprehensive co-parenting app that helps you organize daily tasks. You can use it to create and share parenting schedules, track expenses and payments, exchange messages and photos, and monitor your children’s health, homework, and activities. The app also has a mediation feature that helps you resolve disputes constructively. The fee is $16.67 per month per family. You can invite third parties to access the app such as your lawyer, mediator, or other family members.

AppClose

AppClose was designed to offer co-parenting solutions for all types of solutions at no charge. The app offers co-parenting communications, multifunctional calendars, and record keeping abilities. A distinguishing feature of this app is the AppClose Solo, which allows parents to send requests or events to non-connected co-parents, family members, or other third parties via text, e-mail, or social media. This allows you to keep accurate records of your attempts to send and inform others of important information concerning your child within the app. (*some of the features are not available in Canada yet).

WeParent

This app was originally designed for divorced and separated parents but recently expanded to support all family types (married, divorced, single, and blended). The app helps parents manage all aspects of parenting communications and logistics, including schedules, events and appointments, secure messaging, and document storing. The app offers a 14-day free trial, followed by a monthly fee of $9.99 USD. The payment plan includes the entire family, including parents, children, extended family, lawyer, and mediator. The app also offers financial assistance if you can’t afford the monthly fee due to financial hardship.

This blog post was written by mediator and lawyer Karine Jackson, a member of the Family Law team.  Karine can be reached at 613-369-0361 or at karine.jackson@mannlawyers.com.

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Karine Jackson

Karine Jackson

I am a member of the family law team at Mann Lawyers, providing services as a lawyer and as a mediator. My family practice focuses on assisting families resolving issues arising out of their separation or a new partnership using out-of-court options now available to everyone. I am an Accredited Family Mediator (AccFM) with the Ontario Association for Family Mediation (OAFM) and am also a trained Collaborative Divorce lawyer and a member of  Collaborative Divorce Ottawa. Additionally, I represent children on behalf of the Office of the Children’s Lawyer in child protection and family law matters. Much of my practice is dedicated to the best interests and well-being of children.  I can also assist with adoption and guardianship applications. Following my call to the bar in 2011, I joined a national law firm in Ottawa where I worked as a litigator, advising clients on contractual, commercial, and family law which ultimately led me to my... Read More

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