Track Your Parenting Expenses Precisely

The Custody X Change expense tracker

Custody X Change lets you track how much you spend on your children and get reimbursed for costs shared with the other parent.

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You decide: track all expenses related to your children, just the ones connected to your custody case, or just the ones to be reimbursed.

Having a system to track spending helps you:

  • Get reimbursed quickly: Generate an invoice to inform the other parent how much they owe you. Presenting a formal document often results in prompt repayment.
  • Reach an agreement: Unbiased data can help parents reach a consensus on how to share or divide expenses, making a trial unnecessary.
  • Submit evidence: If your case does head to court, present your expenses in a professional, structured format.
  • Reduce conflict: Accurate expense reports eliminate debates about finances. Just hand or send the document to the other parent, and it speaks for itself.
  • Budget: Understand how much you've spent in the past to determine how much you should spend in the future.
  • Rest easy: Having your expenses in the same place as other custody information — your parenting plan, calendar, journal, etc. — keeps you organized and in control.

The Custody X Change expense tracker is custody's most thorough finance tool, thanks to the following capabilities.

Track payments

Never forget who repaid whom, how much and when. Track payments in any amount, via any method (cash, check, PayPal, Venmo, etc.). Your total balance updates immediately.

Link accounts

Collaborate instantly and remotely with the other parent by linking their Custody X Change account. If they input an expense you don't agree with, you can click "refuse to pay" and enter an explanation.

You can also link accounts with your lawyer.

Add attachments

Upload files like receipts, photos or bank statements to support your entries, then print them with your expense report. Now no one can question the accuracy of your report.

Set recurring expenses

You only have to enter repeating expenses, like monthly memberships, once. Just tell the app how often they repeat and for how long, then watch them appear automatically on the assigned days.

Adjust the reimbursement amount

Some parents split costs evenly, while others might do a 60/40 or 70/30 split. Your share might even change by category. That's why the app lets you specify the reimbursement amount for each item, and it remembers your percentage split for each category.

Enter details

Custody X Change gives you space to enter all the information relevant to an expense. Note what the money went toward, why it was necessary, questions you have for the other parent and more.


Here's what some of our customers have said:

I'm ... 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 – Rio Rancho, NM

The program has the ability to generate reports. … Whether it's communications with the X, the courts, or legal counsel, these reports will come in handy. Custody X Change exceeded my expectations.

Steven Nelson – Sacramento, CA

We lost on everything until we brought this in. With the software, we got everything we wanted in court. They were just completely shell-shocked because it was presented so well visually. I am completely and totally sold.

Ana Marcyan – Lawyer in Lake Forest, IL

Visualize your schedule. Get a written parenting plan. Calculate your parenting time.

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Organize your evidence

Track your expenses, journal what happens, and record actual time. Print organized, professional documents.

Co-parent civilly

Our parent-to-parent messaging system, which detects hostile language, lets you collaborate without the drama.

Get an accurate child support order

Child support is based on parenting time or overnights in most jurisdictions. Calculate time instead of estimating.

Succeed by negotiating

Explore options together with visual calendars and detailed parenting plans. Present alternatives and reach agreement.

Never forget an exchange or activity

Get push notifications and email reminders, sync with other calendar apps and share with the other parent.

Save up to $50,000 by avoiding court

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Long distance schedules

Third party schedules


Summer break

Parenting provisions


How to make a schedule

Factors to consider

Parenting plans:

Making a parenting plan

Changing your plan

Interstate, long distance

Temporary plans

Guides by location:

Parenting plans

Scheduling guidelines

Child support calculators

Age guidelines:

Birth to 18 months

18 months to 3 years

3 to 5 years

5 to 13 years

13 to 18 years


Joint physical custody

Sole physical custody

Joint legal custody

Sole legal custody

Product features:

Software overview

Printable calendars

Parenting plan templates

Journal what happens

Expense sharing

Parenting time tracking

Calculate time & overnights

Ways to use:

Succeed by negotiating

Prepare for mediation

Get ready for court


Bring calm to co‑parenting. Agree on a schedule and plan. Be prepared with everything documented.

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