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[02:00] In 2001, Jai was a senior in college, and his mom practiced family law. His mother’s cousin had just experienced his first Christmas as a divorced parent, and he and his wife had a miscommunication about vacation plans.
[03:16] Jai’s mom asked him if he knew of any technology solutions for this situation.
[03:30] He realized that there was a need and wanted to create a tool for divorced families who are sharing parenting responsibilities.
[03:44] He wrote the business plan for the world’s first co-parenting platform when he was a senior in college. His parents and her cousin and his wife all helped with input, and the company was created.
[04:56] They worked with 40 high-conflict families to refine the process and learn about the process.
[05:26] After two years of using the site, none of the high-conflict families had to go back to court except for one family who stopped using the site.
[06:14] The goal is to help families from having to return to court for things that are easily manageable.
[07:29] Features include a calendar that offers access and documentation that you won’t find in traditional calendar tools.
[08:17] You can create a parenting schedule up to eight weeks with a repeating pattern.
[08:49] You can also have multiple schedules. Both parents have access.
[09:43] Every step is documented. An when changes happen there is a notification.
[10:41] There is also a message board. It’s only family communication and everything is documented even when the messages are read.
[11:50] Children get access on a limited schedule.
[12:36] There is a tool to keep track of expenses. Payments can also be made directly through the system.
[15:03] This is a desktop software and a mobile app.
[16:12] With the calendar you can’t delete events, and there is a journal function and users can choose who sees the information.
[17:24] There is a tone meter that interprets the emotion of the users input. It helps people to not say things that will set off the other parent. It is similar to AI.
[20:04] It allows users to pause and take a breath before sending the message.
[21:38] There is a trade swap feature to adjust scheduling.
[22:23] The infobank tracks everything from doctors to other needs like clothing sizes.
[24:08] Having all of the information out there, the less control and manipulation happens.
[25:02] You can also upload pictures, reports, etc. This stuff would go in my files.
[26:13] You can grant professionals different levels of access. The records are really helpful with court cases. There is also easy PDF presentations that can be printed out.
[28:18] Verified documents are also available.
[29:12] Professionals can upload documents, but the options are shared or private.
[30:28] When a parent signs up they contact the other parent to get them set up and connected.
[30:59] It’s $99 a year for each parent. Veterans get a buy one get one free discount.
[31:38] There is also a fee waiver program if you qualify for a court’s fee waiver.
[32:48] It doesn’t have to be court ordered to use the site.
[33:52] Go to the website and signup, then you can use the app for free.
[34:49] If you have questions reach out to support and talk to someone.
[35:15] This tool can be implemented anytime through the divorce process.
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