Virtual visitation has become an increasingly valuable tool for co-parents, offering numerous benefits that make co-parenting easier and more convenient, especially when physical distance or logistical challenges are features of a family situation.
If you and your child’s other parent are co-parenting, there are numerous reasons why you might want to consider integrating a virtual visitation arrangement into the terms of your parenting plan.
A convenient way to stay connected
Virtual visitation provides co-parents with an effective means of communication with their children and coordination with each other. Through video calls, instant messaging and/or social media (just to name a few relevant resources), parents can easily stay informed – and even be included in – important aspects of their child’s life, such as educational matters, medical appointments, extracurricular activities and more.
Virtual visitation arrangements can easily allow children to share updates, photos and videos, allowing both parents to be actively involved in the child’s life, even from a distance. This shared involvement promotes a sense of unity and ensures that both parents remain engaged in the child’s upbringing. It can also help to mitigate tension between co-parents, as “feeling left out” of their child’s experiences is frequently a struggle when parents live far apart.
Moreover, virtual visitation can accommodate various schedules and time zones, making it easier for co-parents to find mutually convenient times for communication and visitation. This flexibility enables parents to participate in important events and activities in the child’s life, even if they cannot physically be present.
If these benefits seem intriguing to you, don’t hesitate to seek legal guidance to learn more about how you can integrate enforceable virtual visitation arrangements into a new or existing parenting plan.