North Carolina is one of the first states in the country that have passed statutes giving courts the freedom to use virtual visitation when settling child custody issues. Several other state governments are looking at electronic communication tools as an option for parent-and-child visits, and they are considering laws to facilitate virtual visitations.
Family courts in states that have not yet enacted any laws on this subject are ruling in favor of electronic communication as well. The general requirements for virtual visitations mandate that both parents consent to electronic visits and make reasonable provisions to see that the visits occur. It is also important for parents and children to be permitted unobstructed communication.