Thousands 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, track shared expenses, and send reimbursements without having to involve an attorney as an intermediary.
Control expenses due to high conflict parenting
Common schedule changes due to something like a work-related trip has the potential to cost a family hundreds of dollars. This is because phone calls to one parent's attorney, who then calls the other parent's attorney, who then calls the other parent all run the risk of costing money. When the other parent has to make a choice about the proposed schedule change, that response is often sent back through the attorneys just to get to the parent who made the initial proposal. By now, the attorney fees are mounting, and if alternative proposals must be made, that again goes through the attorneys again and raises costs even more. Instead of going through the attorneys to make these proposals each time, parents using the OurFamilyWizard® website can make documented proposals for schedule changes using the patented Trade/Swap tool. Parents can even negotiate the schedule change by offering counter proposals to one parent's initial offer.
Another benefit from the use of the OurFamilyWizard® 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 control the amount of conflict the children are exposed to.