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Ways technology can make the divorce process easier

On Behalf of | May 10, 2023 | Mediation & Collaborative Law |

Modern technology features numerous tools and resources that can make the divorce journey easier, more efficient and less stressful.

By thinking creatively about technology, you can potentially make your life as a divorcing spouse and/or co-parent easier than it might otherwise be.

Resources for collaborative divorces

Online divorce platforms have emerged as valuable resources that streamline the divorce process, providing convenience and accessibility. These platforms offer a range of features and services to simplify divorce proceedings, including digital document sharing. Technology allows for the secure sharing and storage of digital documents. Coordinating and exchanging documents, such as financial statements, tax returns or child custody agreements, can be done digitally, reducing the need for physical paperwork and simplifying communication between parties.

Resources for co-parents

Effective communication is crucial during and after a divorce, especially when co-parenting is a feature of a divorcing couple’s reality. These are just a few of the ways that technology can help as spouses transition into a co-parenting role:

  • Co-Parenting apps: Dedicated co-parenting apps provide shared calendars, messaging platforms, and document sharing capabilities. These apps enable parents to coordinate schedules, share important information about their children and communicate about parenting matters in a centralized and organized manner.
  • Video conferencing and virtual visitation: Video conferencing platforms, storytelling apps and a host of other resources allow for virtual visitation, facilitating parent-child interaction when physical presence is not possible. It helps maintain a sense of connection and involvement whenever distance is a factor.
  • Email and instant messaging: Email and instant messaging platforms provide convenient and timely communication channels for discussing child-related matters, making arrangements or sharing updates. They allow for efficient and documented communication, reducing the risk of misunderstandings or miscommunications.

By leveraging technology, divorcing couples can simplify the process, enhance communication and streamline collaboration. Online divorce platforms, communication tools and co-parenting apps provide practical solutions for managing divorce-related tasks, facilitating productive communication and promoting effective co-parenting, ultimately making the divorce journey more manageable and less burdensome.