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New online tool supports co-parenting

New online tool supports co-parenting


Coparentplanner is an online scheduling tool for parents who share custody of their children. While functioning as a custody calendar it also brings together the features of a communication portal, expenses tracking and contact directory.


"Shared parenting is always a challenge, but an all-in-one, online tool can streamline the process for everyone," explains Hanif Virani, CEO and founder of coparentplanner. "Ultimately, our goal is to help parents put the interests of their children front and center. Research shows that communication, scheduling and flexibility are the keys to successful co-parenting, and we integrated this knowledge in the development of coparentplanner."


The custody calendar feature of coparentplanner allows both parents to manage their respective parenting schedules, receiving alerts prior to after-school events, doctor appointments and transition times. Family members have their own colour codes, so it's easy to see at a glance who will have custody on a given day. An acknowledgment and approval system ensures that everyone understands his or her responsibilities.


The communicator tool is private and secure, and encourages parents, guest users and family law professionals to work together in the best interests of the children. Another major challenge in co-parenting is managing shared expenses. coparentplanner's expenses tool is an easy-to-use system where parents can log all their shared expenses and any payments they have made.