5 Divorce Apps Offering “Smart” Advice From Your Phone

iStock_000019937684SmallLooking through Huffington Post Divorce’s list of smartphone apps for managing post-divorce issues made us curious about iPhone and Android apps that might help during separation and throughout the divorce process. How can your smartphone help make your smarter about divorce? Here are five apps that might be worth a download.

– iSplitDivorce: At the point of seriously thinking about how the two of you will divide your marital assets? iSplit is designed to let users play around with asset division as a way to look at different scenarios and come out with fair amounts for each. What would happen if you kept the house? Would that mean your spouse gets more retirement? It can be good prep work for mediation and negotiations to role play your options.

– 2Houses: New to the world of co-parenting? The 2Houses app provides you with a shared calendar and journal, messaging system for parents, photo albums, places to jot down financial notes, and other schedules and tools to make sharing in parenting duties a more streamlined, organized process.

DivorceLog: From attorney appointments to dates of court hearings to your next visit with your kids and next child support payment due, there is a great deal of coming and going and information to keep track of during divorce, which is where DivorceLog comes in handy. The calendar-based app helps divorcés keep track of divorce-related information (i.e. alimony and child support payment dates, expenses, and time spent with the kids) in one place. If it’s needed by others, an easy export function allows you to email data to those of your choosing.

– Child Support Calculator: How much will you pay or receive in child support? This app claims to be able to provide a ballpark figure based on financial information your input (it also asks which state you live in to take into account state formulas for support).

– Parenting Apart: Got questions about how to co-parent? This app provides resources for separated or divorced parents, including the ability for app users to search through common questions, such as co-parenting best practices and how to help your children adjust to your family’s new situation.