The leading software for creating and managing custody agreements
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The calendar feature was a powerful visual tool to come up with three possible visitation schedules to present to the judge. Judges reward parents who show flexibility or willingness to create a schedule in the children’s best interest. I was able to use parenting plan decree template to cut and paste and design a decree which will be a bargaining tool
I use Custody-X-Change in domestic relations mediations. It saves a lot time, and allows me to model the various suggested parenting plans as the final agreement evolves. Both the written parenting schedule and the graphic display do not allow for any gaps in the plan and greatly reduces any misunderstanding between the parties. Several judges and attorneys have commented on the clarity and precision of the final plan.
I think the software is very useful and demonstrative for both clients and the Courts. I believe I’ve puzzled some of the Family Court judges when they see the hourly and daily breakdown of parenting time as agreed upon by the parties. Particularly in the state of West Virginia where overnights affect the child support calculations, the software instantaneously calculates the allocation of time between parties without having to physically count days on a calendar. You simply sit down with your client, tweak it as needed and Custody X Change will do all the work. The end product is a literal description of the parenting plan, a pictorial calendar of the parenting, and it is even capable of downloading the parenting plan to a smart phone and keeping track of the actual days. GREAT program for family law practitioners.
I was actually very excited to find Custody X Change, because doing calculations the old manual way was a nightmare. One change in the schedule meant redoing everything by hand. Now it happens automatically. I recommend it to anyone looking to streamline their process of creating parenting agreements.