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Missing your kids? Virtual visitation is an option

May 2, 2020 | Firm News

You’ve been missing your kids lately. Working as a medical provider, you’re always busy, and your shifts can change in an instant. You’ve had to rearrange your visitation a lot, and it’s starting to wear down your relationships. 

A busy and frequently changing schedule can be a problem for professionals like yourself, but that doesn’t mean you don’t deserve to see your children. It can be hard when you have to head out for a sudden emergency or need to move dinner plans with your kids. One solution may be to add virtual visitation to your custody arrangements. 

With virtual visitation, you can call your children, use video to tell them a story, play games together online and use other digital methods to stay in touch. Even if you have only 15 or 20 minutes before you have to start a shift, a short lunch break or a short time before a meeting, you can still take that time to connect.

Even if you have to miss a scheduled custody appointment, you may be able to get a few minutes to call your children. With a video, you might still get to read them a bedtime story or spend dinner together through the internet. 

Of course, virtual visitation is not going to be a perfect replacement for time lost. Not physically being there with your children will never be the same as having physical custody time. However, this is a good way to make some extra time for custody when you otherwise wouldn’t be able to be there at all. You can keep communication lines open and make sure that your child knows that you miss them and are looking forward to seeing them again soon. 

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