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Divorce in the Digital Age: How Technology Can Help You through Your Divorce

By Sheryl Rentz on November 7, 2012

Coping with a divorce is always an exceptionally difficult thing, but with the help of friends and family, a counselor or support group, and even an experienced divorce attorney, you can move forward with a new chapter in your life and write your new happy ending. However, divorcing in the 21st century offers divorcing couples and parents some digital aids, which may also help you smoothly get through a divorce and offer co-parenting tips to help you raise your child after a split.

Courtesy of The Huffington Post, the following are five apps that can help you both during and after your divorce:

  1. 2Houses: This app is designed to make it easier for divorced parents to communicate about their child’s life. To ensure neither parent misses their child’s recital or big game, each parent can edit a shared digital calendar to keep track of the child’s schedule.
  2. Divorce Log: This app is a calendar-based program that helps newly-divorced individuals keep track of divorce-related information, such as alimony and child support payment dates. The entries are stored and can be forwarded to an e-mail address for convenient sharing.
  3. iSplit Divorce: This app helps users divide their costly marital assets by assigning icons to big ticket items, such as a vehicle or home, and inputting a monetary value for each before determining which spouse gets the item.
  4. Child Support Calculator: This app helps divorcing parents determine the estimated cost of monthly child support or alimony payments based on information entered, such as the income of both parents.
  5. Parenting Apart: An advice-based service, this app provides resources for separated or divorced couples and common questions can be sorted through, such as how to effectively co-parent.

Though apps can be helpful aids for divorcing, or newly divorced parents, there may be no substitute for professional advice from an experienced attorney. Pennsylvania family law attorney Sheryl R. Rentz has years of experience helping Pennsylvanians with a variety of family law issues, including divorce, child support, and child custody. For legal representation you can rely on while you are coping with significant life changes, call (610) 645-0100 for a complimentary consultation on your case.

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