If you are moving after your divorce and will not have primary custody of your child, one of the visitation options you may want to consider is virtual visitation. Virtual visitation is an option that allows you time to visit with your child over a video call, phone call or other digital service.
The nice thing about adding virtual visitation to your scheduled visitation time is that it means you will definitely have that time set aside for you. Even if you can only physically see your child once a week or every few weeks due to moving away, you can be more present in their life through virtual means.
What are the benefits of using virtual visitation options?
The first major benefit of virtual visitation is that you can talk to your child from anywhere in the world. There are excellent programs that allow you to call for a face-to-face meeting with your child, too. For example, if you have a Zoom call with your child, you may be able to help them with homework or watch a movie together while you can both see each other and talk to each other throughout.
Another benefit is that virtual visitation can be scheduled like any other form of visitation. You can include visitation times before your child goes to sleep or add a requirement that you can call in to watch their sporting match or choir recital over a video call. You’ll be able to have live interaction with your child, even if you can’t be physically there to support them. It’s as close to a physical presence as you can have from far away.
Moving doesn’t have to mean an end to your parent-child relationship
Sometimes, moving is essential for work or the support you need. That doesn’t mean you should have to go without seeing your child. Technology is amazing, and there are options that will allow you to see, play with and support your child even if you’re half a world apart. You can add virtual visitation as a possibility in your custody plan, so you know it’s always an option.