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What co-parents should know about virtual visitation

On Behalf of | Apr 14, 2023 | family law

When a child’s parents end their romantic relationship, many find that having a little time to themselves can be nice. However, many parents also discover that spending too much time away from their child can be a, frankly, awful experience. Being away from one parent at a time is rarely a picnic for kids either, especially if they are close to both of their parents.

Thankfully, living in the Digital Age has its perks. No matter where you live, no matter how far you reside away from your co-parent and no matter how old your child is, chances are that you can include virtual visitation terms in your parenting plan to remain more connected to your child when they are with their other parent.

In a nutshell, the term “virtual visitation” encompasses all kinds of electronic – and even some non-electronic – forms of staying in touch when parents and kids are apart.

Virtual visitation terms can be customized to meet your family’s needs

What works for one parent and child may not work well for another. When considering what kinds of resources and scheduling you’d like to outline in your parenting plan, think carefully about your children’s needs and ages and what they’ll likely benefit from as they grow. Your young child may benefit from a virtual bedtime story nightly, while your teen may prefer to have the freedom to text you whenever they want.

By including virtual visitation terms in your parenting plan, they’ll become legally enforceable. Therefore, you may want to seek legal guidance in order to better ensure that you’re crafting a workable arrangement that will serve your child’s interests as well as your own before you commit to a particular approach.