6 Ways to Use the Custody X Change App in Ohio

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

It can help parents representing themselves and parents working with lawyers. It's equally useful to parents who are settling and those who are litigating. In addition, Custody X Change professional software is commonly used by lawyers and others working in family law.

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

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

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1. Present options to the other parent

It's often easiest to express what you want for your children on paper. Share your preferred parenting plan and schedule with the other parent to help them understand your concerns 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, informal meetings, etc.

2. Present a proposal to the judicial officer

The more information the judicial officer has, the better he or she will understand a family's situation. You can help by entering your preferred Custody X Change parenting plan and calendar as evidence. The judge or magistrate will take them into consideration when deciding the details of your final order.

3. File 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 to detail your agreed-upon stipulations in a personalized yet court-compliant format. It can accompany or replace Ohio's templates.

4. Track actual parenting time

Before receiving court orders, track your parenting time with Custody X Change to show the court who has been caring for your children hour by hour. The amount of time you've spent with your children can impact the judge's decision.

After you receive court orders, use Custody X Change to compare your awarded time with the time you really receive. Mark your calendar when a parent is late for an exchange or cancels a visit, then print a report. This data can be crucial for calculating child support, modifying orders and more.

5. Journal evidence

Use your Custody X Change digital journal to support your points in court or in negotiations. Write down details like attending parent–teacher conferences and assigning chores to demonstrate how you positively impact your children. Then upload proof in the form of images or documents.

Furthermore, you can use the journal to log problems with the other parent, such as disagreements and no-shows. These organized and tagged notes help you modify or enforce a court order.

6. Follow court orders

It's essential that you follow your court orders. If you don't, you can be charged with contempt of court, fined and more.

But understanding your order for parenting time can be difficult. Use Custody X Change to turn it into a shareable parenting calendar with push notifications so you're sure to stick to it correctly.

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

Make My Ohio Plan Now

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

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

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