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Governor Signs Virtual Visitation Bill

On March 22, Governor Doyle signed Senate Bill 244, creating 2005 Wisconsin Act 174, which provides for supervised electronic communication between a parent and child after a divorce or legal separation, if allowed by the court.

For more, see the article in JS Online.

Some family law experts said the Wisconsin legislation wasn't necessary because judges could already allow for such visitations, and some fear parents could be forced to exchange face time with their children for electronic visits if the law isn't applied appropriately.

But supporters argue that it's important to formally add electronic visitation to the list of options available to judges, so they feel compelled to consider it when requested.