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How virtual visitation can help families

by | Jul 13, 2018 | Family Law Appeals, Firm News |

In today’s world, relocation is becoming more common than ever. As a result, when parents separate, it is not unheard of for them to move to separate states. This can have severe consequences for the children and how their custody routes are put in place.

However, with recent technology such as video calls and social media sites, it is becoming possible to build relationships and strengthen connections online. This is true for romantic relationships, friendships and even parent-child relationships.

What are the laws in Florida when it comes to virtual visitation?

When it is not practical or possible for a child to see one of his or her biological parents on a regular basis, the Florida courts will still want to make a ruling that is in the best interests of the child. Therefore, it is possible that they seek to gain consistency with the parent-child relationship by making a ruling for virtual visitation time. This is a very new concept, but it is one that is growing rapidly. The state of Florida is one of the few states that have formalized this ruling legally.

What are the benefits of virtual visitation?

It is always ideal for a child to connect with both of his or her parents in the real world. However, virtual visitation can be beneficial when a parent lives in another state or country, or is in the military.

If you want to learn about the possibility of a virtual visitation order in Florida, an experienced family law attorney can help. He or she can provide more information so you can make informed decisions regarding custody and visitation.