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September 29, 2017

How is using technology to co-parent helpful?

Technology tools that track your communications can protect you if there is a dispute between you and your co-parent about what was said since there is a record of the communications.  If your co-parent is abusive, having a record of the conversation may deter him/her from using custody and visitation communications to harass you.  Alternatively, the communication log may help if you have to prove abuse/harassment in court or provide documentation to an attorney or law enforcement official.  Additionally, having clear visitation schedules that clarify the custody arrangement can be useful for when parents need to plan vacations or other activities.  Using co-parenting tools could also eliminate the child’s exposure to certain high-conflict communications that may otherwise happen in person or over the phone.