Ben Coltrin

Ben Coltrin

Ben Coltrin was 21 years old when he quit his job to create the Custody X Change software, which helps parents track their custody schedules, create parenting plans, keep tabs on their child's expenses, and more.

Nearly 20 years later, he loves sharing his child custody knowledge and improving the software because both positively impact real people's lives.

Ben has an MBA from MIT Sloan and a computer science degree from California State University, Sacramento. He lives with his wife and four children in Riverton, Utah.

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Articles and Video:

5 Ways Custody Mediation in Ontario is Unique (05/13/22)
One of the most popular alternative dispute resolution (ADR) processes in Ontario is mediation. Knowing these five traits unique to mediation in Ontario could help you determine whether the process is right for you.

4 Ways Custody Mediation in Australia is Unique (03/07/22)
If you have a custody disagreement in Australia, you should be aware of four distinctions in how the country handles mediation because you are highly likely to find yourself in front of a mediator.

How to Coach Yourself Before Custody Mediation — for free (02/18/22)
Some parents hire a coach to help them prepare for mediation. You can save money by coaching yourself. Take these four steps before your first custody mediation session.

3 Oft-Forgotten Questions to Ask Yourself Before Family Mediation (01/21/22)
This article discusses 4 important questions that parents often forget to ask themselves before going to mediation. These questions are often forgotten because they are tough subjects to discuss like whether parents will appoint a guardian in the event neither is able to care for the child.

To Mediate or Not to Mediate Your Child Custody Case (12/09/21)
There are many benefits of using mediation in your child custody case. Mediation gives you the final say over the type of custody you get and the other terms of your parenting plan.

5 Questions to Ask Your Potential Family Mediator (11/12/21)
This article addresses five important questions parents should ask a family mediator before hiring them. These questions could help parents find the right professional to guide them toward an agreement.

Top 5 Co-parenting Apps for Mediation (10/21/21)
A good co-parenting app helps parents feel focused and organized heading into mediation. Here are the best co-parenting apps so you can choose the right one for your family.

3 Strategies for Effective Co-Parenting (07/12/21)
Above all, remember that co-parenting is about your kids.