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Learn how the OurFamilyWizard website is helping with shared parenting in the UK.calendar update

OurFamilyWizard is a combination of online co-parenting tools and mobile apps, originally developed in the US in 2001. The website is recommended and ordered by family courts throughout the USA and Canada as an aid to improve parental communication, promote amicable relationships and reduce children's exposure to conflict. Create child-focussed communications that make shared parenting easy.

The tools found on OFW provide communications that are segmented by topic area, providing both parents and the professionals who serve them with clear validated records of parental interactions. The site will remove the need for digging through hundreds of messages to find a simple detail like a child's last immunisation. Additionally, the tools allow a great deal of communication to take place out of the view of the child. Allowing for the child to focus on being a child.

Testimonials and Seals

OFW® won the 2012 Reader's Choice Award winner in About.com's "Best Online Communication Tool for Co-Parents" contest

At first, I thought I would hate using this service. Now, I can't imagine my life without it. The only reason I have gotten more time with my daughter is because OFW exists. It has changed my life and without out, I wouldn’t even have close to the time that I have now with my daughter. The fact that the messages stick around, you can’t lose them...
- Brendan on 4/17/17
OFW has been a H U G E blessing since being court ordered to use it. It has brought undeniable accountability to co-parenting my son, and the conflicts have become far less frequent. As a direct result, I have watched my son flourish and become confident and loving of both myself and his mother. No further need for counselling and a complete 180...
- Corey K on 4/3/17

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The OFW® suite of tools has a number of functions, including:

Expense tool• developing communal calendars recording children’s arrangements - enabling both parents, and where appropriate children, to document agreed or court ordered arrangements and, where necessary, make appropriate changes
• keeping a record of parental communications - a safe, secure and low-conflict way for parents to communicate and share information. Every entry is documented with who made it and when and every page is stamped with the last time both parents viewed the page. If necessary the website can produce clear, reliable records for court use.
• sharing child-related expenses - to enable parents to meet expenses in a manner that can be easily tracked and without involving the children;
• providing a central, secure location to document and share important information about the family - to reduce the scope for unhelpful or conflictual communications.

The net result is that the necessity for expensive court applications is greatly reduced and parental co-operation is greatly increased.