How can military parents handle visitation?

On Behalf of | Oct 22, 2019 | Divorce

Tacoma parents like you who get divorced will have to deal with setting up visitation schedules. Unfortunately, as a parent who is also in the military, this can be a somewhat complex situation to handle. Today, we at Lutz & Associates, P.S., will discuss some ways that parents in the military can deal with making and following visitation schedules.

The main problem that military parents face when handling visitation matters is that you can’t guarantee you will be able to stick with a visitation schedule. Military parents are often moving and being relocated with very little warning. It’s impossible to tell when you will leave, how long you will be gone, and where you will be going. Obviously, this can put a wrench in your plans and make it difficult or impossible to hold the regular scheduled visits typically associated with visitation matters.

Fortunately, there are modern day solutions to this issue. Many parents these days rely on video chatting platforms and services. This allows you to see your child’s face and talk to them no matter where in the world you happen to be. This is often used as a substitution for physical visitation while you are away, while the regular schedule can resume when you return.

If you are a military parent who has recently gotten a divorce and are still trying to work out how your visitation schedule will look, consider taking a look at our linked web page on divorce matters. Every capable parent should have the ability to visit with their child. It’s just a matter of working out how that looks in your own life.