OFW Review - For Family Courts, Judges, and Attorneys
You may have a current client who is going through a divorce or has previously gone through a divorce and is returning to court because of recent conflicts with their co-parent. Depending on the amount of tension between co-parents, they may not wish to be communicating with each other. Successful communication between co-parents is necessary to the health and wellbeing of their children. It is an important role of the courts, judges, and attorneys to guide the co-parents in defining a manageable and effective co-parenting plan. In the end, a good co-parenting plan can greatly reduce conflict between co-parents, creating a safe and healthy environment for the children involved and greatly reducing the chance that they will return to court in the future.
The OurFamilyWizard Website® provides parents with a new way to manage all of the details that come with shared parenting. It is a unique website designated to facilitating communications between divorced or separated parents. Our Family Wizard is committed to removing conflict and improving the lives of the children involved, decreasing the need for involvement of courts, judges, attorneys, and other industry professionals.
OurFamilyWizard Features Reviewed
• Co-parenting Calendar Review - After defining an approved shared parenting plan, this feature allows co-parents to coordinate their complete shared parenting schedule all in one place. By removing any unnecessary confusion between co-parents, there is less of a chance for conflict to arise. After playing around with this tool you will find out that it’s actually very powerful and very user-friendly. The calendar is fully customizable meaning it is very flexible while also well documented. Both co-parents have access to the same calendar allowing them to schedule and view upcoming events, keep accurate records for each event that occurs, and even trade days with one another if there is a scheduling conflict. A well-defined and organized calendar may help to decrease the need for future litigation.
• Message Board Review - A review of the Our Family Wizard message board showed us that it acted much like an email account on the front end, but on the back end it is very different from standard email. This feature allows you to communicate with any or all of your family accounts. Unlike regular email, there is no chance that any past emails can be tampered with (which actually happens quite often between divorced couples). This means that all information sent between co-parents acts as accurate and reliable documentation if needed for future use.
• Expense Log Review - This unique feature called OFWpay™ allows both parties to make documented, electronic payments on shared expenses. Child support and expense agreements are 100% enforced through this feature. The expense log allows the co-parents to automatically split expenses listed in the expense log based on their shared expense agreement. The Our Family Wizard Website® made this feature extremely user-friendly. Co-parents no longer need a degree in calculus to make payments. After conducting the review, it is obvious that by taking out the child support phone calls and check writing, conflict between both co-parents can be significantly reduced, reducing the chance of them returning to court in the future.
• Info Bank Review – The Our Family Wizard info bank is a place for co-parents to store all important documentation and information pertaining to their children. It is a great way to have all of the children’s information in one place as well as update the information so that both co-parents can reference the information when needed, eliminating any chance of miscommunication.
Accuracy of Documentation is Extremely Important
In many cases, arguments between co-parents may start small and then get blown out of proportion. By keeping accurate documentation through each feature that Our Family Wizard provides, there is absolutely no room for miscommunication. Every record is stamped with who made it and when it was made. This can save co-parents time and money since many disputes can now be settled by simply consulting the accurate documentation, leaving the courts, judges, and attorneys out of the picture. If co-parents do return to court, accurate and proper documentation is only a few clicks away.
Account Access for Family Courts, Judges, and Third Party Professionals
In addition to two co-parent accounts, judges and third party professionals may also create accounts with Our Family Wizard free of charge. Professionals have to ability to add multiple families whose accounts they have access to (professionals may have multiple “families” who use the site). Professionals are able to send and receive mail and track the activity of the family members. In addition to these features, Our Family Wizard allows professions to login to their client’s accounts (with written permission from the client), which they can view and make changes to. For instance, if the professional chooses to login as the father of one of their client families they will see everything just as the father sees them, such as notifications from the mother, messages received from the mother and child, the father’s view of the calendar, etc. Our Family Wizard allows professionals to completely monitor the family’s activity.
the OurFamilyWizard website is Striving to Eliminate Conflict, Not Create More
OurFamilyWizard.com started out over ten years ago with one goal in mind, to reduce conflict in shared parenting families. Many companies that provide similar services to co-parenting families have some sort of statistical tracking integrated into their tools. For example, after filling out the calendar, they may show that one co-parent will be spending 60.28% of the month with their child while the other is only spending 39.72% of the time with the child. They also provide this statistical with expenses and so on. Our Family Wizard has found that this can only create more conflict between co-parents by making parenting a competition. Our Family Wizard will never provide these features.
The OurFamilyWizard mission is to be recognized as the co-parenting network that enriches family relationships through better organization and communication. After a short review, it is clear that Our Family Wizard strives to provide the best tools for co-parents to communicate and organize their lives, with the end goal being a safe and reliable environment for the children involved. This is a far better solution than settling disputes with return trips to court. Families who use OurFamilyWizard do not return to court nearly as often and in some cases ever. Discuss with other industry professionals or visit the OurFamilyWizard website for more information.