Do you want your ex to have instant access to you through social media messaging? Your new boyfriend won’t be happy when your phone dings at 10pm. Your new girlfriend may wonder why your ex has your immediate attention at any second. Enter OurChildInfo.com (OCI). OCI adds a layer of privacy and space to the necessary communication with your ex when you have a child together. Separated parents are still obligated to communicate with each other, but only about major topics related to your child. Email notices only. No bubble pop down and no expected return time. No sense of urgency. If no emergency, then get back to them later.
Ex knows you are at the lake with new GF and your child together and will then start sending you constant messages to your phone. If no emergency, let OCI manage the discussion. You are entitled to live your life with privacy. You still have to maintain awkward communication with your ex. But not give them 24/7 access. Consider parenting matters that have existed for decades prior to the advent of the instant access phone. The law has not changed to add any level of “necessity” to a child having a phone, or for your instant response.
My case had to be the inspiration for this site. I would go round and round with my ex when it came to things like summer visitation dates, locations, transportation and pickups. This site allowed my ex and I to document the “back and forth” without ever being face-to-face. $7.50 per month is well spent (less than one phone call to my attorney). I highly recommend it!
- W. Jackson
This website shows that I provided my ex contact information and especially extracurricular and sporting event contacts. I don’t have to upload schedules but can just post the organization or coaches contact information and they are then tasked with following up on sporting schedules. I like that I can then show that I am not to blame and have been providing information.
- H. Tupper
Online program helps divorced parents with communication. OCI eliminates confusion, ignored questions, and unpleasant exchanges between parents.
- Cover Story, Sentinel News, July 2017
The site saves a record of everything communicated, eliminating he-said, she-said disputes.
- Illinois Bar Journal August 2018
[OurChildInfo] claim[s] further uniqueness in that a parent can’t delete, back date or alter data and can print out a log file with date and time stamped log file.
- Texas Bar Blog March 2019
This website was a potential solution to a daily problem plaguing my clients going through divorce and custody battles!
- Oklahoma College of Law March 2019