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Managing schedules and payments can be tricky after divorce

There is one thing that's hard to deny about divorce: it is complicated. That is not to say it's not worth it, but it can undoubtedly be complex and stressful, especially when kids are involved. It's not always as simple as making the decision, getting a lawyer, filling out paperwork and settling into a new home as a single person. When children are part of the process, even when all the lines have been signed and property has been separated, there will be ongoing "maintenance."

That may include sticking to a parenting plan, organizing pickup schedules and child care and managing support payments. On top of that, there are other expenses related to the children that need to be discussed and sorted out on a weekly and sometimes daily basis. 

With all this in mind, a divorcee with a technology background decided to start an online service that helps divorced or separated parents manage all of these specifics. The program, which is available as an app, offers tax-management software, and systems for making schedules, calendaring and third-party payments.

While statistics from last year show that 14.4 million custodial parents in our country owed money, it also showed that more than 60 percent of parents were actually paying what they owed. Whether it’s the legal process or the maintenance stage after the divorce has been finalized, divorce-related issues can definitely get complicated. Thankfully, Florida parents have resources, such as this software and of course their lawyers, to help them navigate the process.

Source: The New York Times, “Software for Sorting Out Child Support,” Quentin Hardy, Dec. 26, 2013

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