Your rights to virtual visitation with a child in Virginia
When a person in the military has a child, building a strong relationship with that child can prove to be very difficult. These parents who sacrifice so much to protect the freedoms we are afforded in this country often have to put the job before the children. As technology continues to improve, it is becoming easier for these parents to keep in touch with their children and build a strong relationship in a manner that some might say is unconventional.
Virtual visitation is one way that military parents can stay in contact with their children. While this won't pose a problem for most service men and women who are still in a relationship with the child's other parent, for divorced parents it can prove to be a hassle. We understand that as a parent, you don't want to sacrifice your time with your child, no matter what is going on.
Some of these parents might not realize that virtual visitation can be covered in a Virginia child custody agreement. When that happens, the terms of the visitation are enforceable in the same manner as traditional visits. This means that the custodial parent would have a responsibility to ensure the child has access to the virtual visitation method utilized.
Even parents who aren't serving in the military can benefit from virtual visitation. A person in the oil field industry, for example, might find this method of visitation a good way to keep in touch. The same is true for people in the airline industry or those who travel often for work. It is even a good option for some parents who don't live within driving distance of their child.
Our attorneys can help you to determine if virtual visitation is a viable option. We can help you pursue your rights to have visits with your child. We can also help you seek assistance if your ex won't allow the visits to occur.
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