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Best Online Communication Tool for Co-Parents

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About.com 2012 Readers' Choice AwardsThank you for participating in this year's Readers' Choice Awards. With your help, we're drawing attention to some of the best resources for single parent families, as nominated by our readers. Now that we've narrowed down the finalists, it's time to vote for your favorites!

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Before you cast your vote, please take a moment to get to know each of our finalists in the "Best Online Communication Tool for Co-Parents" category:

Cofamilies is a free online calendar program for co-parenting families. The color-coded calendar pages make it easy to identify at a glance which days the kids will be with you, and which days they'll be with your ex.

Learn more about Cofamilies by visiting their Web site at http://cofamilies.com or their Twitter feed.

Screenshot courtesy of Jennifer Wolf.

Cozi is another free online calendar program that's ideal for co-parenting communication. In addition to shared calendar pages, it also offers free mobile options, shopping lists, meal planning, to do lists, and more.

Learn more about Cozi by visiting their Web site at www.cozi.com/ and/or their Twitter feed.

Screenshot courtesy of Jennifer Wolf.

Facebook is another way to communicate with your ex online. It's convenient because many parents are on the site quite often , and way, but using this tool to communicate with your ex would necessitate remaining "friends" online, which isn't an option for all co-parents.

Learn more about Facebook by visiting the Web site at www.facebook.com or following their Twitter feed.

Screenshot courtesy of Jennifer Wolf.

Google Calendar is another convenient way to coordinate schedules with your ex. Simply create a calendar and share editing permissions with him/her. Note that you can also schedule regular events, like weekly visits, to repeat automatically.

Learn more about Google calendar by visiting the Web site at www.google.com/calendar/ or following their Twitter feed.

Screenshot courtesy of Jennifer Wolf.

Our Family Wizard® is an online calendar designed specifically for co-parenting families. It allows parents to manage all aspects of their shared parenting agreement online and in one place, and there's even an iPhone app to go along with it.

The cost is $99 per parent per year, and child accounts are free. Subscribers gain access to a full set of co-parenting tools, from color coded child custody calendars, to shared visitation schedules, secure messaging, family information storage (for things like immunization records), shared expense payment and management, and more.

According to the company, judges in over 45 states and 4 Canadian provinces have ordered families to utilize the site in contested cases!

To learn more about Our Family Wizard®, visit their Web site at www.ourfamilywizard.com or follow them on Twitter.

Screenshot courtesy of Jennifer Wolf.

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