There are times when, as a non-custodial parent, you are not able to be physically present with your child. Maybe you or the custodial parent has relocated, maybe you have to travel for work or maybe someone’s illness makes visitation impractical or unsafe. Whatever the reason, modern technology makes it possible for you to still protect your bond with your child even if you are not able to be together.
This is why the term “virtual visitation” is becoming more popular in the context of child custody. Many parents are now including virtual visitation in the parenting agreement or child custody order. This means that it can be possible for virtual visitation to be formally scheduled, and for plans to be put into place.
The following is an overview of the benefits of virtual visitation:
Virtual visitation can occur irrespective of the location of the parent and child. This means that it can happen even during vacations and holidays, and when parents are away with work. This means that it can be reliable regardless of how hectic schedules are.
It enhances parent-child relationships
Virtual visitation can help children to bond with their parents. It can facilitate the reading of bedtime stories each night, or it can enable parents to help their children with their homework.
Even if the parent is considered to be high-risk, virtual visitation can be supervised by the other parent, and it does not have the risks associated with physical visitation.
If you believe that virtual visitation could help you to have a better relationship with your child, you should look into the possibilities for modifying your child custody agreement.