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Can technology help divorced spouses co-parent?

Whether you are anticipating a divorce, in the midst of a divorce, or already divorced, if you have minor children you know that you will never be fully divorced from your children's other parent. Florida residents who must work with a former spouse to raise their kids have to manage this relationship forever. Certainly the most intense time for this relationship is while kids are still living at home and dependent on parents.

Luckily, today's technology can help make co-parenting a bit easier by offering ways around direct confrontation or "he said-she said" stories about who paid what when. According to Parent Herald, there are mobile apps that can help you track everything from schedules to chores to money. With a chore tracker, kids can't so easily tell mom that dad doesn't make them do anything because dad can easily let mom see what the kids are responsible for at his house.

Keeping on top of kids' schedules isn't easy even if there is only one family home. Add a second home and family to the mix and things are bound to be crazy at best. An app can let parents see the same informaiton real-time, make changes when needed and avoid the need for unnecessary calls, texts or emails that may be missed or misunderstood. Fights about money can be just as bad after a divorce as during a marriage so letting an app help here offers a fabulous way to reduce conflict which benefits everyone.

This information is not intended to provide legal advice but is designed to give divorcing parents in Florida help in how they can better co-parent with a former spouse.

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