Before ordering electronic communication, a court must consider:
Whether electronic communication is in a child’s best interests;
Whether communication equipment and technology to provide electronic communication is reasonably available and affordable;
Each parent’s history of substance abuse or domestic violence; and
Any other factor that the court considers material.
There is a rebuttable presumption that it is in the best interests of a child for a parent and child to have reasonable telephone communication. Unless this presumption is rebutted, the court will order telephone communication.
Electronic communication may be used only to supplement a parent’s face-to-face contact with the minor child. Electronic communication may not be used to replace or as a substitute for face-to-face contact.