There’s an App for That: Divorce and Custody Apps That Really Work

Updated 2020

Apps can be life-saving in divorce and custody cases. When you are in the throes of a divorce or a custody case, documentation can make or break your case (remember what we’ve said before about discovery). Even when you’re done with litigation, many custody situations demand sharing calendars and reconciling child-related bills. There are SO many divorce and custody apps out there.  Here are a few that might be helpful to you:

1. Saving and Emailing Text Messages

These days, most people text, including divorcing couples and co-parents. Preserving these texts can be critical to your case. But taking individual screen shots of all of your emails can be a cumbersome task. An App can help email all of your texts to you in one fell swoop, or download them to a file where they can be stored or printed. Here are a few of the handy apps that can make the task simpler:

Make sure to talk to your attorney about what you need from the texts (e.g. date and time stamp can be important to retain) and that app you are using has all of the pertinent information before you delete any texts.

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2. Shared Custody Calendars

No need to make two-parent households more difficult than they have to be. Whether you’re worried about the calendar or expenses, there are a number of apps that can help.

  • Our Family Wizard. A tried and true option, especially in high conflict divorces. Features include settings to allow parenting coordinators or judges access to correspondence between the parents.
  • 2Houses. Are you parenting in a two-house family? There’s an app for that! Are you parenting with TWO other co-parents, no problem, this app can handle that, too.
  • Two Happy Homes. Like the options above, this app helps you calendar, reconcile expenses, and store information about medical providers and appointments.
  • Cozi. Similar to the options above, although last this writer checked, either party could delete entries.
  • Google calendar. If you don’t want to download an app, you can always use Google’s shared calendar function to create a plan for you and your ex. It’s free with a Google account, and you can set email and push notifications for anything listed.

3. Other Clever and Helpful Two-Household Apps

  • Artkive. Ever wonder how you were going to share your child’s artwork? Here’s a quick and clever way to do it AND reduce clutter around your own house.
  • SupportPay. Looking for a way to reconcile child support and medical expenses? Support Pay was built to help you do just that.
  • Memory Bank. This app is designed to easily record transitions with the kids, other important events, even payments.  All in one spot.
  • Coparently. This app lets you do quite a bit: track expenses, share a calendar, and access medical records and information. It also allows you to add your children as users, so they can communicate with both of you at the same time.

4. Helpful Apps for after Your Divorce

  • Mint. is a budgeting app designed to keep track of all your bills and payments. It also tracks your credit score.
  • Mend. After a divorce, you need to focus on self-care, too. Mend offers access to a journal, a progress tracker, and a self-care log. It won’t take the place of a professional counselor, but it can provide a pick-me-up on days you’re feeling low.

We hope these divorce and custody apps help you on your divorce or parenting journey. If you have questions about divorce, or need to modify a final order, McCabe Russell, P.A. is here. We have helped hundreds of clients toward a happier road. To schedule a consultation with an experienced divorce attorney, please contact the firm or call . We maintain offices in Fulton, Columbia, Bethesda and Rockville, for your convenience.

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