In California and other parts of the United States, virtual visitation has been gaining popularity as a way for divorced parents to supplement traditional visits with their children. Virtual visitation, also known as electronic visitation and Internet visitation, makes use of email, instant messaging, video mail, video conferencing and other forms of technology. Florida, Texas, North Carolina and Illinois are just a few of the several states that have enacted virtual visitation laws, and with the all of the benefits that come with this form of communication, it is likely that more states will follow suit.
When couples in California get divorced, the ex-spouses will need to come to an agreement regarding visitation and custody of their children. A parenting plan is a written agreement that sets out in detail the visitation times and rights of each parent. This can help to establish order in the relationship and avoid potential conflicts.