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Military parents have options when it comes to visitation

Children whose parents are in the military are likely used to change. Yet the one constant military parents want for their children is to be able to offer them their time on a regular basis. When a parent is in the military ironing out a visitation schedule for a noncustodial parent is paramount to ensuring children have positive relationships with both parents.

Getting together on a regular basis with children is not difficult when the military parent is in the same location and, depending upon the situation, can be either structured or unstructured. But when a Florida military parent gets transferred to another state, visitation can get rather complicated. This world is technology-based and so there are chances for virtual visitation such as Skype video calls where children can actually see their parent. The same sort of visitation can be arranged with a parent is deployed overseas.

Child visitation agreements are malleable. They can change with life changes. Child custody agreements can also be modified, although it usually takes a court order. In some cases a military parent's visitation right may be assigned to a close family member such as grandparents, aunts or uncles or visitation makeup hours can be scheduled.

Florida military parents who have questions or issues regarding child visitation may wish to speak with a family law attorney for advice. A lawyer can assist in child sharing arrangements and understands the complexities involved with divorce and issues affecting children of divorce. A lawyer who has experience with military families understands the unique challenges and possible complications divorced military parents may face.

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