One of the most common questions long distance parents ask is what visitation for long distance parents is 'normal'. How much visitation a long distance parent gets, when it happens…
The legalities of a long distance parent arrangement are sometimes a very big piece of the picture. Most, if not all, long distance parenting arrangements involve a court order. Child support, visitation and custody will all rely upon your court order. Most long distance parents have been to court at least once but very often, repeatedly.
Although not a substitute for legal advice from an attorney, sometimes just getting headed in the right direction is what you need. These posts describe the relevant legalities in a long distance parenting case. For example, jurisdiction, which doesn’t often come up in a typical custody case could have a big impact on a long distance parenting case. Or, when you get ready to create your long distance parenting plan, you will do things slightly differently than a typical parenting plan. Or maybe you just need a better understanding of what it will look like to attend court long distance.
These posts touch on everything of legal specifics to more practical organizational techniques around your legal case.
A long distance parenting plan is an arrangement for how you will co-parent a child when one parent is not within close physical proximity. It is one part of a court order.
As a long distance parent, you live in one place and your child lives in another. It's possible that there is even a third location involved if your child has relocated since the custody case was decided. Here are some details on the intricacies related to location involved in a long distance custody court case.
What case law is and why it matters to a long distance parenting case.
Managing your court case is more art than science. This tips will help you bring your strategy home.
There are two ways that the costs of travel factor into child support for long distance parents. One directly, and one indirectly.