6 Ways to Use the Custody X Change App in New York

The Custody X Change app allows New Yorkers to create their own parenting plans and visitation schedules with guidance, flexibility and independence.

It can help parents representing themselves, parents working with lawyers and parents settling custody through mediation or collaboration. Custody X Change professional software is commonly used by attorneys and others working in family law, as well.

Below, find six ways to use the Custody X Change app in New York.

Custody X Change is software that creates parenting plans and custody schedules for parents and family law professionals.

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1. Presenting options to the other parent

When your ideal plan is on paper, it's easier to express what you want for your children. Share your preferred plan and schedule with the other parent to help them understand why you want the specific arrangement and identify points where they agree with you.

You should bring your Custody X Change documents whenever you discuss custody with the other parent, whether it's in mediation, collaborative law, at a court conference or on your own.

2. Presenting a proposal to the judge

The more information provided to a judge, the better he or she will understand a family's situation. You can help by presenting your preferred Custody X Change parenting plan and calendar when you as evidence. The judge may take it into consideration when deciding the details of your final order.

3. Filing as part of a settlement

If you and the other parent reach an understanding, you can file an agreement with the court to make it a final order. Submit your Custody X Change plan as part of your settlement to detail your agreed-upon stipulations in a personalized yet court-compliant format.

4. Tracking actual parenting time

Prior to receiving court orders, track your parenting time with Custody X Change to show the court who has been caring for your child hour by hour. Judges often rule in favor of the parent who has spent the most time with the children.

After the court gives orders, use Custody X Change to compare the time you were awarded with the time you really receive. Mark your calendar when a parent is late for an exchange or cancels a visit, then instantly print a report calculating the effect on custody time. Data is crucial when you file for a modification to your orders, or when a judge considers how temporary orders have worked before issuing final orders.

5. Journaling evidence

Keeping a digital journal can help your case for custody in court or in alternative dispute resolution by showing your caretaking abilities. Details like taking your child to doctor's appointments or teaching them responsibility by assigning chores can help demonstrate how you positively impact your child.

Furthermore, the journal can be used to log problems with the other parent, such as late pick-ups and drop-offs. This can help your case for a new temporary order, or modification or enforcement of a final order.

Use Custody X Change to keep a journal you can present as evidence of your family life before and after the custody order, and to track your child's developmental milestones.

6. Implementing court orders

Once the court issues orders, it's essential you follow them to the letter. If you don't, you can be brought back to court and even charged with a crime. But orders for physical custody and visitation can be particularly difficult to decipher. When exactly does "Week 2" begin this month? What length of time constitutes a dinner?

Use Custody X Change to transform your order into a shareable calendar with optional push notifications, so you'll never have to wonder whether you're staying in compliance.

Custody X Change is software that creates parenting plans and custody schedules for parents and family law professionals.

Yes, I Want to Make My New York Plan Now

Custody X Change is software that creates parenting plans and custody schedules for parents and family law professionals.

Yes, I Want to Make My New York Plan Now
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Custody X Change is software that creates parenting plans and custody schedules for parents and family law professionals.

Yes, I Want to Make My New York Plan Now

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