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Minnesota courts typically aim to help the children of divorce maintain strong relationships with both parents. In the long-term, this approach is of greatest benefit to children impacted by divorce — but in the short-term, it can cause major headaches for their parents. Even if parents enjoy a largely amicable relationship, they may struggle to maintain complicated schedules and routines. Thankfully, technology is available to ease the burden, as highlighted below:

Timesharing Apps

Timesharing apps make it easier to remember when children will spend time with each parent — and whether either parent must complete specific tasks during this time. Ideally, these apps will include calendars that can be accessed and edited by either parent. Our Family Wizard and Coparently facilitate cooperation, while Talking Parents provides a valuable record of communication for parents prone to conflict. Even Google Calendar can prove valuable for parents struggling to maintain a straightforward schedule.

Financial Tools

Struggling with finances in the aftermath of divorce? Personal finance programs or apps may help. Mint is a top option, of course, but Wally and You Need a Budget (YNAB) may also prove useful. The right app could help you keep track of spousal maintenance and child support payments, while also encouraging you to get yourself out of any financial ruts prompted by your divorce.

Meditation Apps

In the midst of coparenting struggles, it helps to take time for yourself. Meditation apps help you more effectively deal with the stress of coparenting — and life in general. If you like the idea of meditating but struggle to actually make a commitment, these apps may help:

  • Headspace
  • Sattva
  • Insight Timer
  • Omvana

The right apps and programs can make coparenting easier, but few solutions match those offered through strategic legal counsel and representation. Contact the law firm of Barna, Guzy & Steffen, Ltd. for support.