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Judge: Divorced woman must allow kids to Skype with dad

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A new version of the free iPhone app for Skype SA will let users make and receive video calls. (Undated) Photo Credit: Handout

 A state Supreme Court justice has granted a divorced Coram woman's request to move to Florida with her son and daughter - on the condition that she set up a Skype computer program so the children can regularly see and talk with their father.

The ruling puts James Baker, a Coram construction worker who is not particularly computer savvy, in a position of having to parent by computer, said his attorney.

The director of a national divorce center said visitation via Skype - a computer program that allows video conferencing in real time - is uncommon but not unprecedented.

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