Even though your Dad’s not there, it totally feels like he’s there.

Every once in a while, the media lightens up, especially on all things considered law, and there is a pleasant story to be told. This is one of those stories that I’m happy to bring you.
Family Law is a tough facet of the legal system, and it doesn’t take a genius for anyone to guess it’s because of the children. They didn’t ask for any of this to happen. They were born innocently into a dysfunctional marriage, and they can’t understand why it is that mommy and daddy are leaving one another. After all, most of the time they both love mommy and daddy, so doesn’t that mean that mommy and daddy should love one another too? And if they don’t, what does this mean for them?
Children are concerned about one thing in divorces that aren’t too dramatic, i.e. a collaborative divorce: How am I going to get to see both my parents and continue to lead the life I’m liking thus far?
Advances in the times require advances in the law. Prior to this decade, custodial arrangements were made regarding visits and phone calls, but nowadays we’ve got all sorts of ways to communicate…text messaging, cell phones, social media sites like Facebook, and causing the most uproar currently is video messaging. And here’s how it’s changing the game.
Before, parents who lived in separate states or were not granted the visitation rights they would have liked, are now turning to services like Skype to connect with their children on a regular basis. These “video dates” are priceless to both the children and the parent, and really keep together what otherwise would have been the end of a father/mother figure. While specific laws and decisions by judges are still being ironed out in order to make sure such virtual visitations aren’t damaging or upsetting to the children, it’s still an amazing step in the right direction to transmute turmoil into harmony.