Thousand of parents across the United States and Canada are using the OurFamilyWizard website to help alleviate the financial and emotional toll of painful return trips to court due to high conflict parenting. By using the OurFamilyWizard website, parents are able to coordinate schedules, share information, make adjustments to the parenting plan and track shared expenses without having to involve an attorney as an intermediary.
Control expenses due to high conflict parenting
A typical change to the parenting plan schedule because of a work related trip can end up costing a family hundreds of dollars. The phone chain becomes expensive very quickly when mom calls her attorney, who then calls dad’s attorney, who then calls dad. Dad has to make a decision based on the request and send the response it back through the attorneys to Mom. The legal fees can be thousands of dollars if alternative proposals have to work their way through the attorneys.
Another benefit from the use of the website is that parents who are informed tend to have less conflict in general. Conflict is greatly reduced when both parents are informed and communicate about the interests of their child(ren). Improved awareness also tends to have a positive impact on the relationship of children with both parents. Children need to be shielded from parental conflict. Parents unwittingly cause great harm to their children if they don’t not control the amount of conflict the children are exposed to.