Including Video Chats/Virtual Visits in Your Parenting Time Plan
As a divorced co-parent, there is most likely nothing more important to you than being able to spend time with, and raise, your child. That being said, the coronavirus pandemic has changed our way of life for the foreseeable future. In many cases, this pandemic has prevented parents from seeing their children out of fear of spreading the virus, and rightfully so. For this very reason, we believe it prudent to discuss the possibility of including video chats/virtual visits with your child in your custody agreement. Please continue reading and reach out to our experienced Chatham family law attorneys to learn more about video chats/virtual visits and how they can benefit you and your child. Here are some of the questions you may have:
How do New Jersey courts establish child custody/parenting time agreements?
The primary factor when it comes to determining child custody agreements is the best interests of your child. Simply put, New Jersey courts will analyze various aspects of you and your child’s life, and from there, they will determine what agreement best suits your child’s needs. Since your child’s best interests are the primary concern, if you are unable to see your child due to certain circumstances, such as being sick, you should strongly consider video chats/virtual visits as a viable alternative. This can allow you to spend time with your child without having to put your child at risk. Our firm can work to formally include these types of visits in your child custody agreement.
Tips for Virtual Visits/Video Chats With Your Child
- The first thing that you should understand is that these visits should always be when it is most convenient for your child.
- Though the primary purpose of these videos is to simply see and talk with your child, you may also consider other activities, such as playing games, helping your child with his or her homework, and more.
- While there is nothing wrong with having your child’s other parent in the room at the time you are video chatting, you should understand that if you want alone time with your child so you can freely talk amongst each other, you are entitled to it.
- Finally, understand that video chats/virtual visits are not a permanent substitute for in-person visits, as these, of course, mean the most to your child.
If you have any additional questions, give our experienced New Jersey family law attorneys a call today.
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