Among the countless apps you can find in Google Play or Apple’s App Store are applications to help you buy groceries and cars here in Worcester, as well as apps to help you find a job, restaurant, pet and even a spouse. And if you are a parent facing a divorce, you can also find apps that will help you share child custody and the expenses and responsibilities of co-parenting with your former spouse or soon-to-be-ex.
We read recently about AppClose, an application designed to help you successfully manage the often complex and sometimes contentious job of co-parenting.
One of several important AppClose features – the feature likely to get the most use – is its calendar. The multifunctional calendar can help you and a host of significant others (children, stepparents, grandparents, other family members, childcare providers, etc.) up to date on where your child is supposed to be, as well as which parent is in charge of the girl or boy at that time or on that day.
The AppClose messenger feature enables you to stay in touch with all of the above folks, as well as some others, including your Worcester family law attorney.
The Requests feature enables you to ask your ex for reimbursement for expenses or to change plans for pick-ups, drop-offs, parenting days, etc. It also notifies you if your request has been approved, paid or declined. AppClose also includes an Expenses feature to help you track what you’ve paid, what you owe, what you’re owed, and so on.
AppClose is just one of many apps designed to make co-parenting easier and more cooperative: SmartCoparent, Truece, coParenter, Fayr and others are also vying for downloads.