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Will you consider virtual visitation in your Illinois divorce?

Most Illinois parents would agree that the job of raising children comes with plenty of challenges and plenty of joy. When parents divorce, they may struggle to find a way to deal with the added obstacles of parenting from two different households. In many cases, even an amicable split does not allow one parent to spend as much time with the children as he or she would like.

Work schedules, distances between homes and other care requirements of the children could prevent parents from enjoying more of a 50/50 split in parenting time. That does not eliminate the need for both the children and the parent to have as much time together as possible. Adding virtual visitation could help fill that gap and ease any apprehension associated with missing milestones in the lives of each child.

Technologies such as Skype, Facebook and FaceTime can allow a parent to see and talk to the children every day if possible. Parents could help with homework, read bedtime stories and catch up on the day's events. Emails, phone calls and texts may also be exchanged on a regular basis. Whether the parent needing virtual visitation will be required to stick to a schedule often depends on the post-divorce relationship of the parents since everyone needs to remain mindful that such visitation occurs while the other parent has physical custody.

If you and your spouse are considering some sort of virtual visitation arrangement, you can negotiate that into your parenting plan. Under normal circumstances, Illinois courts approve custody arrangements as part of a divorce. As long as the best interests of the children are met, your parenting plan can include a visitation plan that best serves your unique family.

Source: FindLaw, "Virtual Visitation", Accessed on Sept. 10, 2017

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