My ex-husband moved 60 miles away after the divorce. How can we establish schedule to accommodate for the distance?

Obviously, it would be difficult, if not impossible, for a parent who lives far away to pick up the children after school and shuttle them to his or her home on the visitation days. Parents, who live a significant distance from each other, need to be creative, and reasonable, when coming up with a visitation schedule.

A common schedule in these types of circumstances is that the non-custodial parent will receive, above and beyond an every other weekend visitation, an extended visitation period during school vacations and holidays. For example, the child(ren) may visit the father, should he live far away, for two weeks in the summer and a few full weeks during the school year, including spring break and a specified period of time over the winter holidays.