Skype Visitation Ordered in New York Case

Posted: August 14, 2010 in family law
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I reported in January of this year, an order from an Illinois judge who ordered that the children be available via the internet for visitation with Father because of the distance.

In New York this week, a judge ordered in Baker v. Baker that Mother, at her own cost and expense, will see to it, prior to re-location, that the Respondent, as well as the children, are provided the appropriate internet access via a Skype device which allows a real time broadcast of communications between the Respondent and his children.  Not sure if this means Mother must pay for a computer for Father to have access to Skype or not.

In this case, Mother was relocating to Florida with the children from New York and the judge could find no alternative to her moving but this.  Mother is moving in with her parents to look for work and has been unable to support the children in New York.  Father is suffering from bladder cancer and is a recovering alcoholic, I am gathering from this information that Father is unable to support the children either in New York.  Father had opposed the move but was happy about the Skype order.

Times are changing people, they really are!

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