When parents divorce or separate, it is the children who often suffer the most. Figuring out the best custody arrangement is not always easy, and sometimes life demands or the need to relocate make it difficult for one or both parents to get the time with their kids that they really want. Is there any way to improve custody time without changing the amount of physical time children get with each parent?

Yes. Virtual visitation is not new, but it is something that parents have not really considered including as part of their custody arrangements.

Virtual visitation

Virtual custody is keeping in contact with children by utilizing various forms of technology. Just about everyone has a cellphone, phone, computer, tablet, or at least access to one of these things. It is just the way the world works now. Examples of virtual visitation would include:

  • Video calling
  • Sending texts or emails
  • Using social media messenger apps

Technology has improved the way that family members stay in contact. If can certainly help children keep in contact with parents who may not be around as much as they would like.

Virtual visitation may not work for everyone, but it can certainly help children and parents in certain circumstances keep their relationship strong. Texas is one of just a few states that has virtual visitation laws, so those interested in including it in their custody plans can seek help in doing so.

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