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What are the benefits of virtual visitation?

On Behalf of | Feb 18, 2024 | Family Law |

Technology is playing an increasing role in almost every aspect of life, and this includes family law. There are numerous apps that can be utilized to facilitate virtual visitation. 

Incorporating technology into a custody arrangement can benefit both parents and children. Here are some of the key benefits of virtual visitation

Virtual visitation can eliminate distance 

Some parents may have to spend their time in other states or countries for career purposes. For example, a parent in the military may be posted across the world. One of the most difficult aspects of this is trying to maintain a strong bond with the child who is at home. 

Virtual visitation can help eliminate the distance between parent and child. They can stay connected on a regular basis wherever they happen to be in the world. 

Virtual visitation can reduce conflict 

In some cases, the relationship between parents can be strained. Physical handovers may be difficult when both parents do not get along. Virtual visitation can be structured and flexible in terms of time. The virtual visits can be set up, with little to no direct communication between parents who may argue in a face-to-face scenario. 

Virtual visitation can ensure the continuity of a relationship between parent and child, even when there are significant geographic distances between them. This continuity is good for the child and parent alike. 

If you have not incorporated virtual visitation into your custody agreement, then it may be worth considering. You have a legal right as a parent to maintain a relationship with your child. Seeking further guidance will give you a better idea of how exactly virtual visitation works.