This matter comes before the court on parenting issues. This Court finds that permanent, date-stamped, non-deletable, and verifiable communication is necessary between the parties. Consistent with parental communication and notice obligations that each party has to the other, both are required to exchange notice of matters related to education, health, religion, and extra-curricular. These include, but are not limited to events, appointments, expenses, and milestones in the child(ren)’s lives. The goal is to ensure effective communication between the parties and make any future litigation more efficient.
This Court ORDERS:
Both parties are ordered to use OurChildInfo.com as their exclusive means of communication between them to discuss and document important issues regarding their child(ren). Only one parent needs to sign up to grant access to both. Mother shall sign up within 7 days of this order and, by exchanging email addresses, designate father the co-parent. The parties will continue use OurChildInfo.com until order of this court, or until the last child of the parties turns eighteen.
Mother’s email address for use on the site ______________________________
Father’s email address for use on the site ______________________________
Within 14 days from the entry of this order both parties shall have signed up and supplied basic information to each other through OurChildInfo.com. Communication between the parties shall be through the website except in cases of emergency. Within forty-eight hours of an emergency, or other circumstance that necessitates communication outside of the website, both parties shall memorialize the incident on OurChildInfo.com.
In the event of a disagreement the burden will be on the moving party to show the issue was documented and discussed through OurChildInfo.com. If the discussion is not documented at OurChildInfo.com, the moving party can be barred from making any claim or seeking any relief related to the undocumented issue. At any further hearing in this matter, parties are ordered to bring with them the transcript of their communications through OurChildInfo.com. Transcripts are available to either, at any time, through the website.
SO ORDERED: ________________________________________________
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