The divorce has finally been settled, including matters relating to child custody. Your child is living full time with their other parent. Although it was selfless of you not to contest this, as you wanted them to remain in the family home and at the same school, you still have some reservations.
How will you maintain regular contact with them? Sometimes, the little things make a tremendous impact. Outlined below are some useful ways to maintain contact with your child.
Extravagant gifts are all well and good, but gifts containing more of a sentimental value shouldn’t be overlooked. Does your child have a favorite photo of the two of you? Perhaps a recent holiday or day out that you shared together? Do you have a pet dog or cat in your new home that they love to visit? Why not pack up some photos and a few little extras and send them a gift box? This way, they have something to hold on to until their next visit.
Nowadays, technology offers many different ways to stay in touch. Perhaps you could send regular emails or use messaging apps to get in touch with one another instantly? This way, you can arrange a call for a time that reduces the chances of conflict between you and your ex.
While divorce can be challenging, it is perfectly feasible to maintain a strong bond with your child afterward. If you have any worries regarding your legal rights as a parent, be sure to get in touch with someone who has knowledge in this field.