"Without Custody X Change, I would have signed the proposed agreement and found out about the problems and conflicts only after it was too late.
"Custody X Change took the raw data I had stared at for days, and in a few minutes, gave me a crystal clear picture of the resulting schedule.
"Custody X Change is a must-have resource for parents and attorneys working with visitation issues."
-Doug Conway, Fargo, ND
"Passed with flying colors"
"I can't thank you enough for the software.
"The Parenting Plan passed with flying colors in the courts and with my ex.
"Now the best part is that I am using the deluxe edition to adjust and record my times.
"This is one software I will use for a long time.
-Gabriella Selmi, Granbury, TX
"Useful in negotiations"
"I used Custody X Change during our negotiations for Summer and Holiday visitation.
"The software was very easy to use and provided useful calculations from the agreed schedule.
"That spared us from having to do the tedious task of counting days on a calendar.
"I would recommend this product to any parent who has to establish a custody schedule with another parent."
-Chimena Thompson, San Diego, CA
"See child support consequences of options"
"I got the Custody X Change software so I could give my clients a printed Calendar.
"Also, in New Mexico, there can be a significant change in child support from 'Schedule A,' where one parent has responsibility for less than 35 percent of the time, and 'Schedule B,' where each party has responsibility for more than 35 percent of the time.
"On borderline cases, it is important to know the possible child support consequences of various options."
Over the years, we have received numerous emails and letters from satisfied customers sharing their experiences with us on a variety of topics.
Accomodating difficult schedules
"I found the software very easy to use. It's flexible, making a tough job with a tricky schedule easier to work out. It's set up around my work schedule which is pretty crazy, but your software made it easy to setup, and I was able to get her to agree to it. I gave her a copy of the schedule, and now there are no arguments over scheduled parenting time."
Doug Hayes in Franklin, OH
Easing tension in negotiations
"Hello. As someone who needed a little help sorting out time issues around custody of my children, I found custody exchange to be simple and easy to use and very clear with the outcome at a time when that was necessary. My former spouse and I have referred it to other families in need. We have had great success with it. The program is clear and easy to make time lines or plans for events. We do not dispute over time or access as all is laid out simply. It works well for unplanned events as well as the Percentage calculator has made for fair trades. Thank-you."
Charles Shillolo in Toronto, ON, Canada
"Custody X Change made life much easier. Every year I sat down and cut and pasted a calender together then made copy for my ex then the debate would start. For the past 3 years I just put in a little fine tuning for the year then print her a copy. No open debate for 3 years. Thank you."
Bob Prince in Anchorage, AK
"Thanks to your wonderful program, I was able to create a better plan, present it to the kids' mother and we are able to agree to disagree from the ordered plan."
David (last name & location withheld)
"Like most households, both parents work full time (and then some), so we are going to have lots of exceptions to the agreed upon visitation schedule. I am going to use CustodyXchange on an ongoing basis to keep up with the changes and make sure that the schedule remains fair to our son. Each time, I'll be able to make the changes and email a copy of the calendar for the next four weeks to my former wife. Very good for keeping the (newfound) peace."
Lars Finderup in Marietta, GA
Having a clear calendar
"After 3 years, we finally went through a custody evaluation. We agreed that whatever the evaluator came up with, that was the schedule we would use. While the schedule was very specific in the evaluation, it was also complex and hard to implement without a visual calendar. This software allowed us to create that and has made our lives (and the kids' lives) so much easier. Thank You!"
Harold Whiting in Santa Barbara, CA
"Using the custody exchange really gives me a clear view of the current custody and holiday schedule and possible future scenarios. I use it frequently and would recommend it to anyone with keeping track of today's ever changing custody schedules."
Marce Evans in Pennsylvania
"In order for me to figure out holiday schedules prior to using this program, I would sit down with a printed copy of my court ordered schedule in one hand; the calendar in the other; and surround myself in colored highlighters and paper. After laboriously deciphering the descriptions outlined in my printed schedule, I could then apply the details in multi colored highlighters to a calendar. Custody X Change allows me to say good bye to that process altogether. Now I can just enter a date range and bring up the completed calendar with the holidays already factored in."
Steven Nelson in Sacramento, CA
"Before I found this software there was confusion regarding 'who is where when and at what time'. Now as the plaintiff and I have Custody X Change we have eliminated that confusion. This has been especially useful for the holidays and summer breaks, when we would like not to have any added stress."
Satisfied in Santa Rosa, CA
"Normal life complicated by the complexities of the the divorce process can be difficult at times. Fortunately the great people over at custodyxchange.com have helped to simplify some of the burden with their very well-designed and easy to use software. I am a visual person and a newly divorced Dad. The graphical timeshare calendars that custodyxchange makes possible have really helped to simplify part of my life during a difficult time.
Thank you Ben!"
Daryl Sansevero in Irvine, CA
Knowing the actual time percentages
"The divorce got contentious, as many do. Where the girls would spend their time was a major source of conflict. With Custody X Change, I was able to show my ex-wife graphically with two years' worth of calendars how, if her proposed schedule were reversed, it would be unacceptable and a complete travesty of the notion of parenting time.
Suddenly the trajectory changed and within two weeks I had a written agreement to a grudging but somewhat amicable 50/50 physical custody split.
Steve Capaul in Inver Grove Heights, MN
"The test was when I went to court two weeks ago. I brought in your "reports" accompanied with the printed calendar for from your software. The judge's referee (judge was not available) as well as my wife's attorney reviewed the proposal, with the percentage given, they both agreed what I was asking for was "reasonable." The ability to view percentages was quite helpful!
Eric Laughton in Gasport, NY
"I used the free download, entered the terms of the proposed visitation schedule, and was shocked at what I saw. There in clear graphic as well as report views, Custody X Change showed me in how the visitation schedule as proposed would result in far less time with my son than the paperwork had led me to believe. It also revealed multiple weekends in a row without any visitation at all, due to the proposed holiday and special event schedule.
I bought the full version, printed off the schedule, and brought it to the next mediation meeting. As a result, I was able to change the proposed schedule to avoid the problems revealed by Custody X Change. Without Custody X Change, I would have signed the proposed agreement and found out about the problems and conflicts only after it was too late. Custody X Change took the raw data that I had been staring at for days, and in a few minutes, gave me a crystal clear picture of the resulting schedule. Custody X Change is a must-have resource for parents and attorneys working with visitation issues."
Doug Conway in Fargo, ND
"I used Custody X Change extensively during renegotiations for Summer and Holiday visitation. The software was very easy to use and manage which also provided useful information calculated from the agreed schedule. The software also spared us from having to do the tedious task of counting days on a calendar. I would recommend this product to any parent who has to establish a custody schedule with another parent. The interface is simple, yet thorough."
Chimena T. in San Diego, CA
"Having a child with special needs (autism) can be overwhelming. Trying to work out a schedule in the midst of a divorce can be tiring and expensive. we needed everything to be spelled out in simple terms. The money we saved using your user friendly custody exchange went to extra's for my sons therapy. There was no confusion on where and when each of us had him. There isn't a lot my ex and I agreed on but the user friendly program you provided worked for both of us."
Leslie Conn in Toledo, OR
Working with your attorney
"I am currently going thru a custody battle. In searching the internet for 100's of hours I finally found this site. It has saved several hours of pushing a pencil and rearranging days back and forth. The best part is that it figures out the hours and percentage of time with each parent each month. The reports are very clear on who has the child, even including the times. I do believe when I show it at mediation it will leave everyone in a happy place. Well worth the money, do it your self and hand it to your attorney."
Ruth Ballard in Standish, ME
"People may cringe at the initial cost, but the billing cost from a lawyer to prepare the documents would exceed the cost of the program and would be inferior to what you have developed. Parents who want more time with their kids need this and it will save them money in the long run!! It is a truly valuable tool!!"
Russell King in Jacksonville, FL
"I told her I had this program that will let her know exactly what the % of times will be, and print out a calender. So, I set up all the overlays for vacation, holidays, etc. & sent a copy out to her in PDF format. She changed a little to have it come out for her at 54% and me at 46%. We agreed to both give it to our lawyers before going in to court. My lawyer was freaking out on how much detail and professional it was. He went in with X's lawyer and the magistrate for about 10 minutes then came in and said neither of them had ever seen anything like this. They said we will have a 60 day time period to make sure we can do it then have it put into final. So now my lawyer is going to be downloading your software some time this week and checking it out."
Mike Strykul, Retired Navy Officer in Winter Park, FL
Working without an attorney
"Thank you for writing Custody X Change. I'm a stay-at-home mom representing myself while my husband has hired a lawyer, and I have been stressing over him trying to pay as little as possible for child support. Your software has been more helpful than you will ever know."
Gena McLellan in Rio Rancho, NM
"Great product. I represented myself in court. I used the software to organize my information in a concise and meaningful presentation."
RC in Encinitas
"It can be tailored made to fit your unique schedule with holidays and vacations, plus it breaks the time share down so you can come up with a true shared parenting schedule. It helped me so much and I was pro se against a family law specialist, the judge adopted my plan that I came up with using custody exchange. Thank you so much it was invaluable."
Stacie Staples in Arroyo Grande, CA
Customer testimonial: Stacey Grant speaking on how much money the software has saved her in legal fees, even though at first the price tag seemed high (0:51)
Customer testimonial: Erick Ortiz discusses the software in general and how difficult it was to find quality software for his custody situation. (2:37)
Customer testimonial: Jamie Middleton explains about how after using the software her ex shows up on time and they don't fight around her son anymore. (0:36)
Customer testimonial: David from southern California talks about how he used Custody X Change to get fair parenting time with his daughter (1:50)
Law professional testimonials
"I have used the Custody X Software in some complicated custody cases and have found it a very useful tool. Many people are very visual and the ability to lay out custody schedules years in advance has been helpful. I have found the software very easy to use and would highly recommend it to other family law practitioners. "
Meredith W. Ditchen in Woodstock, GA www.ditchenlaw.com
"I have been researching family law for a long time. You're software is by far the most superior out there. Any of my (I can't use clientele because I research for free) that asks for help has been and will be recommended your software. Thank you for allowing me a thirty-day trial of it so I could check it out for myself to recommend to others."
"I use Custody-X-Change in domestic relations mediations. It saves a lot time, and allows me to model the various suggested parenting plans as the final agreement evolves. Both the written parenting schedule and the graphic display do not allow for any gaps in the plan and greatly reduces any misunderstanding between the parties. Several judges and attorneys have commented on the clarity and precision of the final plan."
Charles R. Meers in Louisville, KY www.meerslaw.com
"I got the Custody X Change software so I could give my clients a printed calendar."
Don Harris in Albuquerque, NM www.donharrislaw.com
"It goes well beyond mere calendaring software. It provides courts and counsel with the tools to quickly determine which weekends, holidays, or other days the children will be with a specific parent. Several courts are already using it.
"This software can provide a printout to each party and each lawyer as well as allowing the court to keep a paper and/or electronic record of who is supposed to go where and when. That could quickly settle lots of arguments. The court can generate the schedule and then just order that it be obeyed, providing a copy to each party on the spot.
"This is the kind of electronic aid that can improve the administration of justice."
Richard Power in Sacramento, CA The Daily Recorder, 2/6/06