There are lots of online programs for divorced parents to use to ease communication, but the one that is getting the best reviews and is the most comprehensive is “Our Family Wizard.” If a client has difficulty communicating with other parent, Our Family Wizard is phenomenal in aiding communication and providing a reliable record, which can be used in later Court proceedings, if necessary. The program has the typical online calendar, but it can also be used for email , tracking who said what when (in a clean format, instead of 20 page string emails), text tracking, and third parties can be given permission to review the parents communication and calendars – permission must be given by both parents. The FCW can facilitate expense reimbursements; online payments can be made by the owing parent, and the FCW has private or shared journaling capabilities. I think it’s worth taking a look to see if use of Our Family Wizard can help make your dealings with the other parent easier. And, of course, there is an Android and iPhone app.
by Elizabeth Feldman
Spousal maintenance, or what use to be called “alimony,” is one of the hottest topics in family law these days. Often one of the first concerns a spouse has when considering a divorce is whether they will receive or pay spousal maintenance and why; how much they will have to pay or receive, and for how long. Unfortunately, there is no easy answer to this question, and there is no quick calculation.
By Sandra Burt
My clients often ask me why they have to pay through the clearinghouse. “Isn’t that an extra step between the money and the children?” As you may or may not know, all child support (and sometimes spousal maintenance) payments go through the Department of Economic Security Clearinghouse.
Burt Feldman Grenier
7509 East 1st Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85251-4501
Office: (480) 945-1800