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Why You Need a Co-Parenting App

Co-parenting apps help parents with joint custody communicate better when it comes to raising their children.

For many, apps are now a part of everyday life. They make our lives easier and less stressful. We use them to communicate with friends and family through social networks. We use them to listen to music, watch videos, and live TV. These days, they can also be used for one of the most important jobs– sharing the duties of raising a child with another adult. 

Co-parenting apps make it possible to share parenting responsibilities and information in a secure, neutral environment. Many family courts and professionals recommend co-parenting communication apps or services for families to mediate their conversations and create accountability for parents with joint custody. While there are many tools available for separated and divorced parents, it’s important to understand the true value of co-parenting apps, specifically. 

Get the message 

Communicating through texts, emails, or social media can create problems in co-parenting relationships. What if a parent isn’t keeping up with their messages across multiple platforms? What if a message about a critical date gets buried underneath a pile of other messages? What if one parent swears the message never came through?  
A co-parenting app prevents these types of communication issues from occurring. Through one platform, you have secure messaging across all devices. Any time a parent posts a new message, the other parent is notified. Having access to all messages in one place prevents co-parents from having to jump between multiple platforms to keep track of communications. The TalkingParents Secure & Easy Messaging tool can help you with this.  

Stay organized 

Another essential feature of a co-parenting app is a shared calendar. You and your co-parent can use a shared calendar to note and coordinate important dates and events. These may include doctor’s appointments, sports practices, pick-up and drop-off times, and much more.  
A synced, shared calendar makes it much easier to record and keep track of your child’s schedule. A shared calendar is also used to track parenting time, schedule parenting time, and more. Our Shared Calendar feature serves all these functions perfectly. 
Shared Calendar   

Keep track of important documents 

Every parent can benefit from a file and image sharing feature offered within co-parenting apps. This kind of tool is typically used as a central database to store relevant information that both parents need to access to, such as medical records, report cards, phone numbers, notes from teachers, etc.   
The files are hosted on a secure server, so even if one parent has a hardware or software issue, the information is not lost. Find out how our Info Library tool can help you and your co-parent share and keep track of valuable information regarding your children.  

Easily share expenses 

Parents even use co-parenting apps to share and keep track of payments. You and your co-parent can keep all shared expenses for your children in one, secure place.  
The TalkingParents Accountable Payments feature allows you to send or receive money, or send payment requests to your co-parent. All activity is also timestamped and readily available for both parents to view. No more squabbling about who paid what, when, or who still owes what! 
Accountable Payments

Save time and money 

A co-parenting communication service can save you and your co-parent hours of additional court time or lawyer fees by keeping everything you say in one, easy to access place. Not only will this encourage you to look back on previous conversations to settle discussions, but if you do have to go back to mediation or court, a professional can look back at your full communication record.  
Getting a record is simple, saves evidence and research time, and you can be certain that nothing has been left out or deleted. Check out our Unalterable Records if this sounds useful.  

Keep it simple & accountable 

The bottom line is, using a co-parenting communication service helps keep both parents accountable. Co-parenting is not always an easy process, but a co-parenting app can make communication simpler, allowing you to focus on what really matters: the well-being of your children. 

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