Co-parenting after a split is rarely easy, especially if the relationship with your ex-partner is contentious. It is normal to be concerned about your ex’s parenting abilities, stressed out about child support or other financial issues, and worn down by conflict. Co-parenting amicably can give your children the stability, security, and close relationship they need.
Unless there is a problem with domestic violence in the family, child abuse or substance abuse, New Jersey courts will encourage and order co-parenting relationships and share legal custody among the parents. That means that both parents have an active role in their children’s daily lives.
Joint custody arrangements are infuriating, exhausting, and fraught with stress. If you had communication problems in your relationship before the split, the communication problems will continue. It can be extremely difficult to deal with an ex. Making shared decisions, interacting with each other at drop-offs – or just talking can sometimes feel impossible.
It is possible to develop an amicable working relationship with your ex for the sake of your children. There are a number of new apps downloaded to smartphones that can help parents do just that.
Scheduling and Info Sharing
The following apps help co-parents schedule drop-offs and pick-ups and communicate important events like parent-teacher conferences and activity schedules.
- Our Family Wizard
- Cosi Family Organizer
- Google Calendar
- Custody Connection
The following apps help parents control their child’s digital devices and protect them online. This will be especially comforting when your children are not physically with you. They are:
- Kaspersky SafeKids
Lastly, some parents keep their child’s art creations and achievements in boxes. Keepsakes can be stored electronically with an app called Artkive.
All these apps can be shared among the co-parents and establish a central command for the details of managing the family relationship. It has an added benefit of keeping a record of your communications in the event a dispute arises.
Contact Family Lawyers in Hackensack, New Jersey
Helping Newark, NJ with all of their divorce and family law needs, our Family Law Attorney in Newark is available at every step of your divorce or family law matter, including child custody and visitation issues.
To obtain help coparenting after divorce, contact a Family Law Attorney Newark to discuss your circumstances and seek legal representation. Ask us about New Jersey’s child custody and visitation or parenting time laws and how they would affect your family.
The Giro Law Firm provides legal services in a variety of divorce and family law matters including contested divorces, prenuptial agreements, paternity testing, parental rights, adoption, spousal support, and civil union agreements.