Organize Your Custody Case with a Private Journal

The Custody X Change journal

Keeping track of all the dates and documents in a custody case can feel like a full-time job, and consolidating them into a professional format can seem downright impossible.

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Your Custody X Change journal solves these problems and more. It helps you:

  • Recall important dates
  • Record your child's milestones and data
  • Track a parent's behavior
  • Retrieve documents quickly
  • Present professional-looking evidence

Your custody journal helps secure the best possible future for your child, thanks to the following capabilities.

Add unlimited entries

Add as many entries as you want, and make each entry as long as you want. No matter how many children or cases you have, there's space to store all your information in Custody X Change.

Attach photos and documents

Upload files like text message screenshots, emails, receipts, medical records, photos and more. Now all your evidence is in one, searchable location, with dates and notes to jog your memory.

Label by category

Give each entry labels to help you stay organized and generate reports specific to an issue. Create personalized labels that work for you, like "evidence for temporary order," "late pickups," "communication with ex," etc.

Choose what to print or export

Use the drop-down menu to filter your entries, or search to find entries with keywords. Then, print the organized document that results — or save it as a PDF or Word file. For example, you might print all entries labeled "denied time" to prove to a judge that the other parent isn't handing the child over as ordered.

Link with your lawyer

Link Custody X Change accounts to collaborate remotely with your lawyer. This lets your lawyer see and make edits to your journal instantly, keeping communication flowing as you develop a legal strategy. (Your journal is always hidden from the other parent.)


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

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

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. ... It is a truly valuable tool!!

Russell King – Jacksonville, FL

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Organize your evidence

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

Co-parent civilly

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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.

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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


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