A former judge and family law educator has teamed up with tech entrepreneurs to launch an app they hope will help divorced parents better manage their co-parenting disputes, communications, shared calendar and other decisions within a single platform. The app, called coParenter, aims to be more comprehensive than its competitors, while also leveraging a combination of AI technology and on-demand human interaction to help co-parents navigate high-conflict situations. The idea for coParenter emerged from co-founder Hon. Sherrill A. Ellsworth's personal experience and entrepreneur Jonathan Verk, who had been through a divorce himself. Ellsworth had been a presiding judge of the Superior Court in Riverside County, California for 20 years and a family law educator for 10.
If you're getting a divorce, these apps and services can help you with legal help and custody. The end of summer brings with it a surge in another kind of ending. August is, sadly, one of those months when divorce filings spike. For those going through a breakup, there can be a lot to manage, from emotions to expenses. And while tech doesn't have all the answers, it can help ease some of the strain, whether you are seeking legal counsel, sharing custody of the kids, or even still trying to get past the sting of a nasty breakup.
Millennials are apparently saving the marriage institution. Susana Victoria Perez has more. Facts are facts: Nearly half of American marriages end in divorce. Many married couples end up separated. In the past, the end of a relationship meant dividing up physical objects, like furniture and photo albums.
When Trisha Garcia received notice of an emergency custody motion from her ex-husband on March 26 she was not surprised. Since 2011 when the couple separated, Garcia had been involved in continuing litigation over their three children. In 2017, Matthew A Meury, a US Lieutenant Navy commander, gained full custody of the pair's children. "He spent years trying to prove I'm an unfit mother," Garcia said. But this time, it was different - Meury filed an ex-parte motion (for only one party) stating his 15-year-old son and 13-year old daughters should stop visitation with their mother due to the COVID-19 crisis sweeping the United States.
The video, shot hurriedly on a cellphone, is grainy and short. She grins widely and makes a nervous sound as she enters the room. She then turns and sees the person she's been waiting for, lets out a giggle, and rushes into the man's arms. This is Rosita, 8, and her father, Salvador. The video was taken at a foster facility in Southern California. This was the first time Rosita had seen her father in the five months since the two were separated by Immigration and Customs Enforcement shortly after crossing the border. For many Americans, the family separation saga seemed to have quietly passed after June 2018, when the administration's policy of "zero tolerance" prosecutions that led to widespread border separations was ruled unconstitutional by a federal judge.