With the OurFamilyWizard calendar, you have multiple features that provide many levels of information in one convenient location:
- Day, week, month and yearly views of your calendars.
- Parenting time, visitation and custody schedules.
- Activities, events and other important dates showing responsibility as well as pick up and drop off parents.
- Requests to change the schedules.
- Notification of conflicts in the schedule.
- Historical journals or diaries.
- Printer friendly version of pages.
- Easy PDF exporting of calendar pages for quick emailing of files.
- Email and/or text message notification of new calendar information being posted.
- Icons to make the calendar more personal.
Custody schedules, visitation schedules and parenting schedules can be a difficult thing for a divorced or separated family to manage. Without a central shared repository, dates, times and important reminders can easily be mistaken, misunderstood or just plain forgotten. To avoid these types of mishaps, parents are turning to the OurFamilyWizard website.
Breakdowns over custody schedules, visitation schedules, or parenting schedules can lead to more expensive time in court. This problem is further complicated by the need to make adjustments to plans set out in a judgment and decree or parenting plan. These adjustments may need to be temporary or more long term. The OurFamilyWizard website makes it easy to make the adjustments and create an audit trail that is easily tracked for future reference.
This is one of the key differences between the OurFamilyWizard website and many of the stand alone software products that are out there. With the stand alone software, you don't have the ability to have your plans become flexible. In addition, stand alone software calendars will require you to go back and make notes, where the OurFamilyWizard website automatically documents the changes. Lastly, a standalone software product will put all of the work of inputting information on the hands of just one parent.
The benefits of all of these types of visitation schedules and other planning tools should be easy to see: by reducing the amount of time you spend debating who has the kid or kids when, on what days, and for how long, you will be able to spend more quality time with your children and even focus a little more on your own life. Custody schedules can be a tough nut to crack, especially when you are trying to work out when is most convenient for either parent but also want to maximize your time with your children. Being able to edit schedules online and make requests for parenting time trades with the other parent is a great way to reduce the effort it takes to plan ahead.
Not only can you request trades for parenting time using parenting schedules, but you can also opt to forfeit parenting time (if you have an important event or simply want a day off from parenting), as well as receive parenting time from the other parent. Because the visitation schedules can be prepared up to three years in advance, it is very easy to create a long term map of how your parenting time will look. This also makes it a snap to set up a period of time for vacations, or periods of time when you will be away from your kids and want to alter the schedule accordingly. It also helps you keep on track with your schedules, even during your normal routine.
Shared parenting or at least sharing a calendar is something that you can do, with the right tools. Your children will benefit from you and your co-parent being able to share their parenting schedules with them. No more questions about whether this is a weekend at mom's house or dad's house.