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Legalities

Visitation for Long Distance Parents

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 and how it happens. Long distance visitation is more intricate than standard visitation. In person visitation is typically longer, with more space in between. video […]

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Long Distance Parenting

Coronavirus, Travel, and Long Distance Parents

So, COVID-19 is now a pandemic. That means discouraging travel and travel restrictions, among other things. This has long distance parents asking “what about my visitation?”. Coronavirus and travel has specific implications to long distance parents and their kids. Although I can’t tell you what to do in your particular situation, here are some things […]

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How-Tos

10 Ways to Keep the Cost of Travel for Long Distance Visitation Under Control

Travel is expensive and every dollar counts when you could be spending thousands a year on travel. Here is a list of ways to help keep the costs of travel down.

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How-Tos Legalities

Location and Your Court Case

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.

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Legalities

How the Costs of Travel Factor Into Child Support

There are two ways that the costs of travel factor into child support for long distance parents. One directly, and one indirectly.

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Personal Experience

A New Tradition

I wanted to do something extra special for her on that day.  I arranged to have balloons delivered to her school.  I did not tell her in advance about the surprise.  This was such a big hit with her that I’ve already decided to make it a birthday tradition