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VANCOUVER, Canada, Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Divorce changes but doesn't end families, and today, it's natural for both parents to have a share in the growth and development of their children. Relying on the latest research into shared custody and childhood development, coparentplanner makes just such an arrangement possible.
coparentplanner is an online scheduling tool for parents who share custody of their children. But it's more than a custody calendar: coparentplanner also brings together the features of a communication portal, expenses tracking and contact directory in an attractive and intuitive user interface.
"Shared parenting is always a challenge, but an all-in-one, online tool can streamline the process for everyone," remarked 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. Each family member has their own color 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 their responsibilities. Surprises are the bane of shared custody arrangements, but coparentplanner takes surprise out of the equation.
Efficient and child-focused communication is another significant benefit of coparentplanner. The communicator tool is private and secure, and encourages parents, guest users and family law professionals to work together harmoniously 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.
Family law has changed exponentially over the past 50 years, with the focus shifting towards achieving a more equitable and compassionate resolution. To this end, family lawyers seek to reduce conflict as much as possible while still keeping clients' needs in mind. Family law courts advocate that in general both parents should have continuing contact and involvement with their children.
"Children benefit from parents who are able to minimize conflict post-separation. coparentplanner helps parents transition into a more business-like parenting relationship that assists in reducing conflict," explained Stephanie Fabbro, a parenting coordinator and family lawyer based in Vancouver. "I highly recommend this program for families who have difficulty with communication post-separation." Stephanie is Partner at Hamilton Fabbro.
coparentplanner was originally developed in 2012; the tool saw a beta launch in May of last year. Today, the fully featured co-parenting suite of tools is available with a 90-day risk-free trial: http://coparentplanner.com/pricing.html.
Created in Vancouver, BC by Yahoo! veterans, coparentplanner is an online calendar and communication tool that provides parents with a simple way to organize and manage shared parenting. The tool is the embodiment of its founders' vision: an easy-to-use, intuitive tool to improve the lives of separated families and ease difficult communications. coparentplanner was developed in 2012, with a May 2013 beta launch.
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