The logistics of co-parenting are difficult. If you look back on your relationship, logistics may have been a problem for your family from the get-go. Coordinating your schedule with the kids’ schedules is hard work, particularly if both parents work and the kids are involved in many activities. If the split is contentious, co-parenting will be fraught with the same issues that plagued your relationship.
For the sake of the children, co-parents need to get over their hard feelings and focus on providing their children with stability, security, and a close relationship with their parents at the intersection points. The intersection points are the drop-off and pick-up of children for parenting time, attendance at school and sporting events, and discussions about the child’s health or progress in school.
The Georgia family law lawyers at the Berlec Law Office can help your family resolve contested and uncontested issues involving divorce and separation, including child custody, child support, alimony, and distribution of marital property.
Co-Parenting in Georgia
Georgia courts will order co-parenting relationships and require parents to share legal custody of their children equally. Both parents have a right to have active roles in their children’s daily lives without interference from the other parent. The children have a right to have a relationship with both their parents. Even if shared legal custody is not possible because of substance abuse or domestic violence issues, the non-custodial parent will enjoy some time with the child, whether in a supervised setting or not.
There’s an App for That
It is important that as a co-parent you develop an amicable working relationship with your ex. Luckily, there are over a dozen apps that assist co-parents in parenting their children while at the same time minimizing confusion and misunderstandings.
The following apps help co-parents schedule parenting time, drop-offs and pick-ups, doctor’s appointments, and the child’s after-school activities.
- Our Family Wizard
- Cosi Family Organizer
- Google Calendar
- Custody Connection
While children’s time on electronic devices should be limited to a couple of hours daily, if they are online it is important that parents control their child’s digital devices and protect them online.
- Qustudio; and
- Kaspersky SafeKids.
Art projects, school projects, and even a video of your child’s science fair entry can be stored electronically forever on an app called Artkive.
Do You Need Assistance Setting up a Legal Co-Parenting Relationship?
Managing multiple households is a lot easier with apps and technological tools. By utilizing a co-parenting app, the parents can establish headquarters for the management of their children. Communication is clear, a record is made, and information can be shared seamlessly. An added benefit of keeping a record of your communications and schedule with the children is that it will help resolve disputes when they arise.
If you are seeking the establishment of child custody following the break up of your relationship, whether through divorce or separation, and you wish to learn about your co-parenting rights and responsibilities, contact the Georgia family lawyers at the Berlec Law Office to schedule a confidential consultation. The Lavonia, Georgia Family Law Lawyers have experience in contested and uncontested divorce matters as well as family law matters like child support, child visitation, and the modifications of such orders, if eligible. Contact us today to schedule your consultation. Ask us about our other practice areas including auto accidents, personal injury claims, workers’ compensation, and criminal law.