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3 Apps to Help You Co-Parent in Texas

 Posted on April 16, 2024 in Divorce

Co-parenting after a divorce can be tense, especially if the divorce was due to a breakdown in communication. For many parents who struggle to communicate with each other, co-parenting can stir up hostility. This can cause legal issues if the parents cannot agree on things like:

  • Parenting time

  • Child support

  • The child’s educational and developmental needs

If you are a new co-parent or are concerned that your co-parenting arrangement might be breaking down, it is best to consult a Texas attorney who is experienced in family law.

In addition to legal assistance, many parents use mobile apps that are designed to make co-parenting easier for parents and children.

Here are three co-parenting apps that newly divorced parents may find useful.


OurFamilyWizard is an app that helps parents communicate and respect the legal process. Parents can use the app to make secure phone calls which are documented in case there is a legal dispute and a court requests call records.

Parents can also send each other encrypted text messages within the app. This is done with the help of a valuable tool called ToneMeter, which improves the tone of text messages so they sound more positive and civil.

Another important feature of OurFamilyWizard is its scheduling tool. This allows parents to keep track of their parenting time schedules and share appointment details. Parents can also submit requests to make changes to the schedule within the app, which can help avoid parenting time violations.

OurFamilyWizard also offers features to track child-related expenses and important information such as family medical history.


Onward focuses primarily on the financial side of co-parenting. The app aims to allow co-parents to manage expenses such as child support and even alimony. Parents can connect their credit cards and bank accounts to the app, as well as set up recurring payments for child-related expenses. If a parent uploads receipts for relevant expenses, the app will notify the other parent to reimburse the cost.

Custody X Change

Custody X Change focuses on supporting parenting plans. A parenting plan is a legally binding agreement between two parents that details custody provisions such as child support payments, pickup times and locations, and transportation arrangements.

The Custody X Change app helps parents create a parenting plan and manage their schedules and expenses. The app’s interactive calendar can be shared with attorneys, mediators, and judges. This app also features inter-app messaging with a “hostile language detector” to help promote civil and respectful communication.

Contact a Houston, TX Family Lawyer

Co-parenting apps can be very helpful for newly divorced parents or co-parents who feel their relationship may be heading into hostile waters. It is important to note, however, that these apps are not intended to replace attorneys or provide legal advice. The apps are most helpful when used in conjunction with an experienced Harris County, Texas family law attorney. The attorneys at The Cusic Law Firm, P.C. are experienced in co-parenting matters and can work with any co-parenting app. Call 713-650-1866 for a free consultation today.

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