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Pros of virtual co-parenting

On Behalf of | Jul 7, 2021 | Child Custody, Family Law

COVID-19 and the pandemic shutdowns made virtual communication commonplace.  Now, the ease of virtual communication can lead to smoother co-parenting. Here are a few things to know about virtual co-parenting in Massachusetts and why it can be beneficial to your custody arrangement.

Easier to stay in contact

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Virtual co-parenting makes it much easier for co-parents to stay in contact. If one parent is far away from the other, they are still able to communicate and give each other updates about the status of their child. If something goes wrong while you have parenting time, you can contact  each other immediately instead of having to wait until the next time you see them.

Advancements in technology allow children to stay in contact with a parent. If your co-parenting arrangement allows overnight visits, you may be able to request your child be allowed to call or Facetime while staying at your co-parent’s house.  Virtual communication can make it easier to maintain the parent-child bond while co-parenting.

Avoid in-person confrontations

If you and your co-parent have an adversarial relationship, virtual co-parenting can help alleviate some of that tension by not requiring you to see each other in person. There are a variety of virtual co-parenting tools that you can use to contact your co-parent online without having to actually see or speak to them.

Having a healthy relationship with your co-parent is in turn beneficial for your child. It can be traumatic for a child to see their parents, the two people they love most in the world, unable to get along and argue every time they see each other. Virtual co-parenting can lead to a much healthier family dynamic.

In the 21st century, co-parenting doesn’t have to be as complicated as it used to be. Co-parenting virtually can make life easier for your whole family. If a virtual co-parenting arrangement sounds interesting, consider contacting a Massachusetts divorce lawyer to help you incorporate virtual co-parenting tools into your parenting time.


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