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Phony Fathers

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What do you do when your former spouse misrepresents time spent with your children? Facebook photos have become a pool of frustration for some parents having to deal with this deception on a regular basis. An interesting article by Joanne Latimer interviewed ex-wives of some phony Facebook fathers, as well as interviewing a father with partial custody of his children who doesn’t post pictures with them online, among others.

“It’s very grating for the custodial parent, which is often the mother,” noted Deborah Brakeley, a clinical counsellor and collaborative divorce coach in Vancouver. “It’s well known that exes, particularly moms, become resentful when their partner suddenly becomes a more dutiful parent, or at least appears so. They ask, ‘Where were you?’ They feel deceived and angry.”

The full article is available here.

Family Wizard

Recently, several different people have asked me about Family Wizard. If you aren’t familiar with it, OurFamilyWizard.com is a new resource that is illustrative of the advances in modern technology. It’s a tool that allows parents to keep a comprehensive, accurate, easily accessible record of their children’s school events, homework schedules, extra-curricular activities, emails, all communications, schedules, prescriptions, private tutoring, all of the special events at school, pupil free days, holidays, and student awards. There are a lot of things happening in the life of a single child, if you have multiple children it can get really complicated. The children can access it, judges can look at it if there’s a contested proceeding, and family law attorneys can look at it so they know what’s going on. It really speeds up the communications and cuts down unnecessary conversation time, which can be expensive to clients. It’s a small investment, it costs about $100 a year, but it’s well worth the yearly fee for the time it can save you.

For more information, visit www.OurFamilyWizard.com.

(The Law Collaborative, LLP has no affiliation with OurFamilyWizard.com, and we have not been paid to endorse it. We just think it’s a great tool, when used as intended, and want to share it with our readers.)