Make the custody exchange easier
The problem with most custody scheduling tools is that they are not flexible. It is great that you can create pretty calendars that you can print off and share, but what happens when an adjustment to a custody exchange is needed? Lots of angry emails and phone calls later, you may or not have a clear understanding of what changes to the custody schedule have been agreed upon.
More importantly, when these paper or software schedules fail, attorneys are called and the meter begins to run again. Many of the co-parenting issues related to changes in custody exchanges are issues that parents can generally solve themselves with the right tools. The right tools will allow you to coordinate and negotiate with the other parent without having to be in the same room. Additionally, the right tools will provide both you and the other parent with the documentation that you need to avoid costly return trips to court over bad recollections.
The OurFamilyWizard® website is the ideal place to share information about custody schedules and custody exchanges. Accurate and thorough records are created automatically, so you lose a lot of the “he said/she said”. Unlike software custody tools, the OurFamilyWizard® website is fully interactive and creates a safe place that even the kids and grandparents can participate in.
By using a shared custody repository like the OurFamilyWizard® website, you can save a lot of time going back and forth with the other parent. Custody information on the site is presented in a very clear manner and the site is incredibly easy to use. Additionally, the site offers the ability to export (one way sync) your family’s events so that you can import them into Outlook or other calendaring programs.
The OurFamilyWizard® website is the only site of its kind that offers its patented Trade/Swap feature. This allows parents to make parenting time change requests that will actually change the parenting time schedule based on whether or not the request has been approved by the other parent. This works great for issues ranging from a last minute work trip that requires you to be gone for your normal parenting time to making vacation plans for spring break. Any changes to the custody schedule are documented so that it is very clear how and why the parenting schedule was changed.
You have the ability multiple schedules throughout the year, so if the summer custody schedule is different than the school year parenting time schedule, you are covered. Holidays are easily assigned to parents with just a couple clicks of the mouse, if needed you can create custom holidays to represent just about anything.
The OurFamilyWizard® website is so much more than just a co-parenting or custody schedule. You can also store and share important information like immunizations, shoe sizes, school information and more. Additionally, the site offers tools for messaging, journals or diaries and expense tracking and online payment as well.
Spend less time planning and coordinating, spend more quality time with your kids. Rather than sending out emails with copies of upcoming schedules, just log into the site for up to date information. Which is great for keeping the kids and anyone else who needs to know in the loop. Shared access means shared success; get your family moving in the right direction. Costly court battles are no way to spend your child’s future college tuition money.
NOTE: Many state and federal laws use terms like ‘custody’ when referring to arrangements regarding parenting time and decision-making for a child. While this has been the case for many years, these are not the only terms currently used to refer to these topics.
Today, many family law practitioners and even laws within certain states use terms such as ‘parenting arrangements’ or ‘parenting responsibility,’ among others, when referring to matters surrounding legal and physical child custody. You will find these terms as well as custody used on the OurFamilyWizard website.