Managing Long Distance Parenting

Every parenting scenario is different and in some cases, long-distance parenting may be necessary. A parent may live far from their child for multiple reasons including their employment or they may be deployed somewhere far away as part of the military. With these scenarios, it’s extra important to maintain a relationship with the child.

In an acrimonious divorce, working with the other parent as a team is easier said than done. However, in such situations, it’s important to think of the child’s mental health and well-being first. One way to do this is for the long-distance parent to coordinate with the other to schedule video call sessions so that they don’t conflict with things such as when the child has dinner or their schooling. The parent that the child resides with may also wish to create a list of topics to make the most of these video calls.

Build a clear interaction schedule, where possible. Children who know regularly when they will have next contact with the long-distance parent feel more confident than those who are more sporadic in their contact. Build a family calendar that is easy to find and get creative with colors and stickers to show when the next date is approaching.

This update is provided by the firm and Miami family law lawyers of Rafool, LLC. We have a strong reputation throughout Florida and we have numerous years of experience representing clients involved in complex divorce cases as well as other family law matters. Should you have any domestic or family issue, we are here to assist you by providing educated advice and skilled, professional advocacy. Call 305-567-9400 to speak with one of our family law attorneys Miami.

This information is provided for educational or informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. The information is not provided in the course of an attorney-client relationship and is not intended to substitute for legal advice.