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Should you include virtual visitation in your parenting plan?

On Behalf of | May 11, 2023 | Child Custody |

When going through a divorce with kids, parents are always concerned about losing time. It can be challenging to imagine your child experiencing a significant event in your absence. Luckily, the court makes decisions that are in the child’s best interests, and this includes having a healthy relationship with both parents unless it deems otherwise.

Thus, the court can ask you and the other parent to create a parenting plan. You can include different factors that work for you, including virtual visitation.

Here is why you should do this.

Stay in touch with them when with the other parent

Video calling your kids when they are with the other parent allows you to stay in touch with them. They can update you about what’s happening. This gives you more time with your kids, especially if they only visit on the weekends. 

Contact them when you travel

If your work involves a lot of traveling, virtual visitation should be among your leading suggestions when creating a parenting plan. This will allow you to spend time with them when you are not around.

Does it require more work?

Virtual visitations are practical, but both parties need to cooperate. For instance, video calls require scheduling. You need to plan with the other parent beforehand, especially if your kids are too young to own gadgets. 

Note that virtual visits can’t and shouldn’t replace physical visits. It’s helpful to catch up with your children via a screen, but you should be with them when your time comes.

Virtual visitation is gaining popularity with the advancement of technology. You should consider getting legal help to make the right moves when creating a parenting plan.