Why Parents Use Custody X Change

Get the best possible outcome for your children

More than 60,000+ parents have used Custody X Change to ensure the best possible future for their children. It's the leading custody technology because it supports you as much during court proceedings as it does afterward.

No other tool helps you do as much as Custody X Change. With it, you can calculate your parenting time automatically, create an agreement with the other parent, write the other parent, and take notes about your child all in one place.

And that's just the beginning.

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

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Use Custody X Change to:

1. Make and manage your parenting time calendar

The Custody X Change app helps you create a parenting schedule that meets legal requirements, as well as a professional-quality parenting calendar.

The visual calendar is what brings your written schedule to life. It lets parents, lawyers, mediators and judges make sense of a schedule at a glance.

After your case, a Custody X Change calendar continues to support your family with push notifications and easy editing.

2. Count parenting time instantly

Custody X Change instantly calculates your exact parenting time for any period, past or future.

The data is crucial throughout your custody process:

  • As you build a custody schedule
  • When you suggest a schedule to the other parent or a judge
  • For calculating child support (in most states)
  • If you file a settlement agreement

Once your custody schedule is in place, actual parenting time shows how well it's being followed. Mark any times when one parent strays from the schedule without the other's agreement: late pickups, canceled visits, etc.

3. Coordinate scheduled activities with parenting time

With Custody X Change, you no longer need separate apps for your custody schedule and your daily agenda.

Your activities center displays custody transfers alongside your child's appointments and any other event you don't want to forget — even work commitments.

4. Personalize a parenting plan agreement using our template

Divorced and separated parents need a parenting plan that lays out how their children will be cared for.

Ideally, you agree on one with your co-parent. If not, each parent can usually propose one to the court.

When you write a plan, you must use language with no loopholes and no room for confusion. And you must be careful not to omit any information required by the court.

This is where Custody X Change comes in. The app takes guesswork out of the equation by walking you through each step of creating a comprehensive plan.

5. Gather parenting information into a digital 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.

Your custody journal solves these problems and more. It helps you:

  • Record your child's milestones and data
  • Track behavior patterns for children or parents
  • Retrieve documents quickly
  • Recall important dates or discussions
  • Present organized evidence

6. Message the other parent civilly

Messaging via Custody X Change allows parents to see read receipts, print out conversations and share with a lawyer.

It also helps keep things civil through a hostility monitor that alerts a parent when they've typed an incendiary word.

In some cases, judges order parents to communicate with each other exclusively through Custody X Change to limit conflict.

7. Track parenting expenses so you get reimbursed

With our expense tracker, you can log what you spend on your children, plus calculate costs owed to you so everyone pays their fair share.

You decide: track all expenses related to your children, just the ones you plan to use as evidence, or just the ones to be reimbursed.

8. Store your child's information in one convenient place

With the Custody X Change child-info tool, store your child's information for your quick reference: ID numbers, medical data and more.

Both parents can access the information. When one updates an entry, the app instantly notifies the other.


Here's what some of our customers have said:

The judge adopted my plan that I came up with using custody exchange. ... It was invaluable.

Stacie Staples – Arroyo Grande, CA

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

It has saved several hours of pushing a pencil and rearranging days back and forth. The best part is that it figures out ... time with each parent each month. Well worth the money, do it yourself and hand it to your attorney.

Ruth Ballard – Standish, ME

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

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Explore examples of common schedules

Explore common schedules

Join the 60,000+ other parents who have used our co-parenting tools

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

Write your parenting agreement without lawyers. Our templates walk you through each step.

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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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