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A look at virtual visitation for child custody arrangements

Coming to an agreement on child custody arrangements can be quite difficult for parents, even if they've seen eye to eye previously on related topics. Possibly the most difficult aspect of the situation is determining which parent will have physical custody, which leaves the other parent with visitation rights. One method growing in popularity that is relieving some of the difficulty is virtual visitation.

Virtual visitation is exactly what you think it is; virtually spending time with a child. This can be done using phone calls, video calls, emails, text messages, chat apps and other forms of technology. This method works well for parents who have hectic work schedules, were awarded visitation rights, travel often or are struggling with not seeing their children on a daily basis.

Parents must remember that virtual visitation should not be used to replace traditional child custody arrangements, but instead to help supplement the agreement as much as possible.

Both parents will need to agree to this visitation method. They will also need to make the children available for these visits when scheduled, or if they occur randomly. The parents cannot censor any of the virtual visitation communications either.

Since virtual visitation is similar to regular visitation, it will likely not be awarded if the court was not going to award regular visitation.

Are you having a tough time coming to an agreement on child custody arrangements with the other parent of your child? Visit our site to learn how our firm can help you secure an agreement that works for all parties involved.

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