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Custody, Child Support and Co-Parenting Apps


BLOG Post for May 1, 2019

Parenting children is a tough task. When adding the emotional baggage that divorce or separation can bring, continued communication between parents for the child’s sake can seem impossible.  Thankfully, online and smartphone app stores offer tools to help parents who are faced with difficult issues that arise from a divorce or separation, including paying and receiving child support, parenting visitation, and general communication. Some of these apps are free while others come at a monthly or one-time cost.
Below are some of the most popular apps found on your smartphone or on the web.

Alimentor 1 & 2– Child Custody Log
Cost: Free 30-day trial/ $1.99 or $2.99 (premium)
Rating: 4.8/5
Platform:  iOS
Alimentor is a custody tool for divorced or separated parents to determine a fair recognition of their child-raising efforts.  It allows the user to track expenses, events, missed parenting time, and document disagreements for later use in court.  The calendar portion also aligns your personal calendar with a proposed or ongoing parenting time schedule.  It also generates documents and memos for use in court.


Name:  AppClose
Cost: Free
Rating: 4.7/5
Platform: iOS, Android, Web
AppClose is a co-parenting app that tries to reduce the stress and hard feelings associated with co-parenting a child.  This app is free and allows the users to send pick-up and drop off change requests; track child expenses and scan receipts; and save important child-related information like appointments, medical records, and information for child care providers.  You can also grant access to third-parties such as grandparents or caregivers so they can see appointments and information to maintain your child’s safety and busy schedule.


Name:  2houses
Cost: Free with In-App purchases
Rating: 3.1/5
Platform: iOS, Android, Web
2houses was created by co-parents.  It offers calendar synchronization, information sharing about appointments and school events, photos, and notes.  2houses also includes financial tools to track expenses, keep receipts, and general financial management.  


Name: SmartCoParent
Cost: Free or Premium ($4.99/mo)
Rating:  3.8/5
Platform: iOS, Android, Web
SmartCoParent was founded by a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA) and designed to cover most any issues related to co-parenting. You can sync calendars, track costs and expenses, send and receive support payments, and create documents and notes. This app also allows family attorneys to better communicate and assist their clients through tough co-parenting times when the matter is still being litigated in court.  A client can also create “court ready” reports, receive PDF transcripts of co-parent messages or private journal entries.  The app has a laundry list of different functions all designed to assist the user deal with co-parenting and litigation issues involving their child.


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