Onward: Co-Parenting Expenses 4+

Track shared coparent expenses

Onward Solutions, Inc.

Designed for iPhone

    • 4.5 • 277 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

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Onward enables you to split each expense with your co-parent without having to rely on unnecessary and emotionally-charged text conversations. You can now propose how you would like to split a particular expense, share the details with your co-parent, and settle up directly in the app once you hook up your bank account or via our connections to apps such as Venmo, PayPal, Zelle, or CashApp.

Onward lets you keep track of:
- What you've spent
- What they've spent
- How much is owed by each parent
- Settling up on expenses

We understand that co-parenting can be difficult, so we’ve created a one-stop child expense tracker to make things easier. With Onward, you can now avoid awkward text messages about money and easily add expenses, share them, and pay your co-parent back right from within the app!

Onward also helps you and your co-parent see what you are spending on your children to help you improve transparency and better plan for your children’s future. That means you can ditch the messy budgeting and expense spreadsheets!

We are on a mission to improve the lives of co-parents and help them build happier homes for their children. You can count on Onward to handle all expense-related communication with your co-parent so that you don't have to. Add your expenses, upload receipts and split them with your co-parent so you can both easily track your money!

Here are some features that make tracking and splitting expenses hassle-free with Onward:

- Easily Track Expenses
With the Onward App, you and your co-parent can easily track all expenses related to your children right from your phone anytime, anywhere. You both can add expenses, assign them to a category (like education, clothing, or activities), and even include a receipt or photo. The app helps you streamline your shared parenting and finances in order to make these decisions easier for both of you.

- Settle up in Seconds
Onward enables you to split each expense with your co-parent without having to rely on unnecessary and emotionally-charged text conversations. You can propose how you would like to split a particular expense, share the details with your co-parent, and settle up with your favorite apps like Venmo, PayPal, Zelle, or Cashapp.

- Visualize Your Financial Plan
Onward tracks your expenses and generates automated reports to support you in better understanding your overall spending. You and your co-parent can view the expense report by month, child, and category to understand how much you are spending on your children to better plan and budget for each of your futures.

- Streamline Communication
By providing an easy and hassle-free way to manage your shared finances, Onward helps in streamlining communication. It provides a neutral platform for both parents to manage and split co-parenting expenses, helping you to keep negative emotions out of the conversation and away from your kids.

- Get Paid Faster
Are you tired of reminding your co-parent to pay their share? Or annoyed with the amount of texts asking you to pay them back? Onward has got your back either way! Onward supports you by sending personalized reminder notifications to your co-partner to tactfully nudge them to settle up. Reminders help you get paid faster and with ease, without ever needing to send a text yourself again!

We have carefully designed all of these features with empathy and compassion so that we can help ease tension between you and your co-parent. Knowing first-hand how hard co-parenting can be, we also know that conversations about money management can make things harder and even negatively impact children.

With Onward, we’re here to support you and enable smooth expense tracking between co-parents. So are you ready to take the first step toward making your co-parenting journey easier? Tap the install button and get started.

What’s New

Version 3.4.1

We update Onward often to continuously improve the experience for you. This version contains user experience improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
277 Ratings

277 Ratings

Maryely 💖 ,


As a single parent I am very appreciative that this app is FREE and so user friendly. The simpler the better. Still trying to get my ex to hop on the app but I did some research on other apps and this one seems to be the simplest to use. Being a single parent is already stressful enough. I don’t need to add how to figure out a co parenting app to the mix. This makes it easy. I like that the app is finance forward. A calendar where shared time can be displayed would be a plus but ultimately the most difficult part about Co parenting is getting the finances right. This is just easy. All I need is a place where my ex and I can visually see expenses and pay expenses clearly. This app is it. I was struggling with spreadsheets before I found this app. I’m grateful and I’m looking forward to see how this app develops.

Imaddikt ,

Good App but needs a few Improvements

I really like the idea of being able to track and share expenses with a co-parent without needing a full blown communication app. But there are a few things that would make it so much easier. In PA, the custodial parent (who has them the most) is required to pay the first $250 before bills are split. So I STILL have to track the amounts in a separate spreadsheet to know when the 50/50 split begins

I also wish there was a way to export the individual expenses as a pdf that included the images. And same but as a whole using the filters. I need to provide other parent monthly expenses and need the proof - would be nice to be able to export and email. He refuses to get the app but I want it for tracking and because it’s court admissible. I’d love to be able to filter to one child and send all related expenses by date order. The only export all lumped together with links to photos - and other parent isn’t so excel/tech saavy to know what to even do with that. Plus I am not sure if the links open to view the image in the excel export if you do not have the app installed.

JeanHenry ,

Expenses day Settled but payment never arrived

This is the second time that the app shows expenses have been settled but there is no email showing the payment came through, and the funds never arrived.

The first payment said it was made through Zelle. No email came to confirm that payment was actually being sent, and the second time it is Venmo, exact same scenario. How does onward handle payments through services like these which should hit the other parents account immediately? With the bank transactions, I received an email confirming the payment was made and should arrive in xx days time. When I reached out to customer support they told me that I’d have to follow up with Zelle if the payment never came through. . Clearly the integration with these services is not working well and has some bugs which need to be fixed.

I also am unable to find where to add or change my payment account after setting up the app.

App Privacy

The developer, Onward Solutions, Inc., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Used to Track You

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  • Usage Data

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The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

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