Problem: After a divorce, one or the other parent may eventually relocate. If there are common minor children, one of the parents is then going to become a long-distance parent, with an altered in-person visitation schedule. This is the reality for many families of divorce.
Near-Solution: “Internet visitation” or “virtual visitation”. Although only a couple of states have formally recognized it in their statutes, web-facilitated visitation has become a fairly popular resolution by agreement and in fact.
This article in the Detroit News richly illustrates the character and quality of internet visitation as compared to telephone visitation.
Of course, internet visitation has its critics. Among other things, they argue that it casts the separated parent’s modified visitation in too rosy a light before the court ruling on the proposed relocation.