Track efforts of multiple parents and guardians. Control the timeshare percentage, total hours and nights.
Track and analyze your spending by persons, categories & titles. Export data to Microsoft Excel.
Log and report deviations from the established visitation agreement or parenting plan.
Make sure your efforts earn recognition. Use monthly reports to keep the other parent updated.
See how your custody schedule aligns with holidays and daily events stored in your device calendar.
Alimentor uses Apple's CloudKit, part of iCloud, to let you backup, sync and share your data.
Schedule and track parenting time. Monitor compliance with your custody arrangement. Log events for multiple parents and guardians, including grandparents and babysitters.
Plan expected costs and log actual payments. Assign expenses to multiple parents and guardians. Indicate disagreements.
Use Alimentor to concurrently log planned and actual: visitation time and payments. To get the whole picture, track missed visitations and past due payments. When needed, attach screenshots of text message conversations or copy text from an email and paste it into the notes field. Send detailed reports indicating deviations from the established visitation schedule or parenting plan to the other parent.
Alimentor calendar can display events stored in your device calendar to visualize how your custody schedule aligns with daily events and holidays.
Create easy-to-read reports that can be sent to the other parent. User settings let you flexibly tailor the report content to your individual needs. Choose a period, persons and sections. Print, send or save to iBooks.
Securely backup, sync and share your data using Apple’s iCloud. You can give other Alimentor users instant read-only access to your data. Flexibly define access rights for each user, choose persons and types of events to be shared. Learn more...
You can start from tracking past events. Log visitations and expenses (including receipts). Use memos to store related emails and text messages (screenshots or text).
After a few weeks start analyzing your timeshare percentage and spending. Read what you have collected and decide if there are any insignificant records that you can remove. Decide what record titles work best. Short, generic titles usually let you better categorize your records. Then determine if you are ready to share your data. You can ask the other parent to install the app and use Alimentor sharing features, or simply begin to regularly send PDF reports.
Use the collected information to develop a regular custody schedule and agree how you will split child raising costs.
Reading Alimentor usage tips will help you efficiently use the app from the start.
Use recurring events to model your regular visitation schedule. If you allow Alimentor to access your device calendar, you will be able to see how your custody schedule aligns with holidays and other important family or business events. Once your Alimentor calendar setup is complete, review upcoming months and discuss with the other parent how you can reschedule conflicting visitations. Try to work out rules for planning holidays. When editing individual planned visitations, always check how these changes affect your timeshare percentage.
If you are not using Alimentor sharing functionality, then once every few months generate a long term report containing planned visitations calendar and send it to the other parent.
Add recurring expenses to monitor your bills.
Establishing a realistic parenting agreement can be challenging. Ensuring compliance with it is usually even a more tedious task.
To let you document and control the gap between your parenting plan and reality, each Alimentor record can store information about both planned and actual visitation dates and hours. For the same reason, you mark planned events that did not occur (no-shows, withheld visitations, missing payments) as cancelled, instead of deleting them. To get the complete picture use the disagreement flag to indicate records that document situations when the other parent did not comply with the established parenting plan. Learn more...
Regularly generate and send Alimentor reports that list and summarize all discrepancies.
If you decide to renegotiate your parenting plan, consider exporting your Alimentor database to a spreadsheet and preparing dedicated statistics.
Writing down your child raising efforts is a deeply satisfying activity. Become more organized. Assess better whether or not you are working towards your goals.
Sharing detailed written information about parenting activities with the other parent regularly is always the best practice. It may encourage a more co‑operative approach.
Record dates, times, exact quotations, actions, facts and what you have seen, done or what you see others do. Stay organized and encourage your lawyer to effectively represent you.