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Technology gives divorced parents a hand in working together

After a divorce involving minor children, many Michigan parents may find it challenging to figure out how to work together to raise their children. Despite wanting the best for their kids, the conflicts that led to the divorce may creep into parenting issues and get in the way of positive communication that helps the kids. What can people in this situation do?

Knowing that reduced conflict is a good thing for kids, many apps have come onto the market that give parents new ways to take care of business while keeping tempers down. TheOnlineMom reports that by using an online or app-based tool, people can eliminate the need for some live conversations that too easily become heated. Depending upon the app selected, parents can track anything from finances to schedules and more.

These apps also provide easy tracking and reference so that parents are not left to rely on their memories or go digging through sent or deleted email folders for messages with details about an agreement they made with each other. Some apps are available at a cost to parents and some are completely free. Having a single place to track all information related to children may also eliminate the need for moms and dads to have duplicates of important documents. Homework, lacrosse practices, special dietary needs and more can be found in an instant, allowing parents to focus more on spending time with their kids.

To learn more about how you can effectively manage your post-divorce child custody arrangement, please feel free to visit the co-parenting page of our Michigan family law website.

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