TalkingParents: Co-Parent App 4+

Best Custody Communication App

Monitored Communications LLC

    • 4.4 • 23K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

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TalkingParents is the best co-parenting communication app for families no matter the situation. Parents who are divorced, separated, or were never legally married use the TalkingParents app to communicate regarding their children. Whether your co-parenting relationship is peaceful or high conflict, our co-parenting tools make joint custody easier to navigate, while keeping all communications unalterable.

TalkingParents is the most all-inclusive co-parenting solution on the market today. We are the only shared parenting app that offers messaging, recorded phone and video calls, a shared calendar, and payments in one complete service.

SECURE MESSAGING: co-parents can send timestamped, unalterable messages to each other, allowing them to see when each message was sent or viewed.

ACCOUNTABLE CALLING: co-parents can make recorded video or phone calls, all without disclosing their phone numbers to each other.

SHARED CALENDAR: co-parents can manage custody schedules and coordinate appointments, staying in sync and avoiding conflict.

ACCOUNTABLE PAYMENTS: co-parents can keep track of all shared parenting expenses, easily making payment requests and securely sending or receiving money.

TalkingParents offers the most accessible, straightforward, and user-friendly Records system to co-parents. With TalkingParents, co-parents do not have to contact support or dig for information about obtaining a certified copy of their records for court, as they do with many other co-parenting services.

UNALTERABLE RECORDS is a standalone feature that allows co-parents to request Electronically Certified PDF Records right from within the app or they can request Printed Records from the website. Our Records simplify legal proceedings for attorneys as well, making the evidence gathering process easy and streamlined.

TalkingParents offers a Free, Standard, and Premium Plan, allowing parents of all financial standings to use our co-parenting service. Co-parents looking for affordable, cutting-edge shared parenting tools have come to the right place, as we have already helped over half a million families find support and peace-of-mind. Join the TalkingParents community today so we can help you focus on what matters most—raising your children.

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What’s New

Version 5.7.4

- Minor updates and performance improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
23K Ratings

23K Ratings

JNFrost ,


Love being able to have a conversation with my ex and be able to have proof of what all was said to where it is not only easily accessible, but also admissible in court. Love the fact that none of the messages can be deleted or edited. It time stamps when you or they posted comments then time stamps when the other read it. So there is no saying that you never told me this or I never got that message.

The calendar is amazing also. Not only to be able to keep up with appointments for the kids, but it time stamps everything as well. So now when my ex adds that doctors appt the night before I can now provide proof that they aren’t giving me enough heads up to be able to attend the appt.

Only thing I would change is when requesting a record, I don’t always need every single conversation. Maybe just the first and third threads that were posted in. Also the calendar you shouldn’t be able to delete events. Instead just edit them saying cancelled or something like that.

I have messed with the journal part of it as of yet. But I’ve only been fully using it for a little over a week.

Highly recommend this for anyone who has gone through separation that involves children. Just so that you can always protect yourself.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your review JNFrost. We appreciate it and are thrilled that Talking Parents is able to help you and your co-parent communicate effectively. Your suggestions have been forwarded to our development team!

Lupita8369 ,

Great app

I wish there was a way to limit the use of the person by telephone number instead of email. My sons father let his girlfriend download the app on her cellphone and now they both harass me. I never know who I’m talking to. Some days it’s her and some days it’s him. But they are both always attacking me. It’s mentally exhausting. I’ve stopped checking my messages, and he’s accused me with the court of ignoring him. So now that I have proof that the girlfriend has the app on her phone, I’ve notified the court so they know why I’ve chosen to ignore their constant harassment and why I’ve chosen my mental health over their constant arguments and fights with me. I don’t know what to do now as far as communication goes since I cannot tell who is reaching out to me. I get anxiety attacks just seeing the notifications. Amazing that people can find anything to use as a weapon to harass and disturb your mental health. Until there’s a way for the girlfriend to be blocked, I will not be using any of these apps but this app was great and I have nothing but great things to say about it. So thank you to the developers. Hope you can fix it to make it be allowed one phone number downloadable rather than email. Thank you

growingfamily ,

There is zero monitoring.

There is zero monitoring on what each parent says to one another. Your abuser /“co-parent” is allowed to still call names, badger, harass, bully and abuse you. The only possible way to maybe stop them, and this isn’t a guarantee is if you pay thousands of dollars , time off work and time out of your own busy life with your children again to take them back to court where a judge gets a botched version of the reality of what you deal with by your abuser on almost a day to day basis on talking parents. This is put on by attorneys that are paid to twist, turn, stretch and exaggerate every single thing. Then have a judge put stricter boundaries of communication on the two of you. Keeping ALL forms of communication on talking parents. It didn’t change a thing the first. It’s not going to change the second time. So your back to square one being badgered, harassed, bullied and abused by the narcissistic parent. Talking Parents does absolutely nothing to help a high conflict “co-parenting situation. Talking Parents Does zero to keep high conflict/ abusive parents accountable every time they write a message.

Developer Response ,

We're sorry to know your experience with our service has been unfavorable. TalkingParents is a private company not affiliated with any court or other government entity. Our user's privacy is important to us; therefore, we do not read or monitor messages between parents. We also cannot force parents to use our service in a constructive, positive manner or to abide by a court order. Our mission is to provide peace of mind with unalterable and secure records. Our records are generally admissible in court in the same way as emails, texts, or other written, or electronic communications. However, different jurisdictions and courts have different rules regarding the admissibility and use of such documents. Our support team can assist you with any questions about our service; please contact us at

App Privacy

The developer, Monitored Communications LLC, 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

The following data may be used to track you across apps and websites owned by other companies:

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Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics
  • Other Data

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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