None of us ever anticipated the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are a divorced parent, the obstacles you are facing at this time may be particularly great. Even during these unprecedented times, however, it is crucial for former spouses to comply with their child custody order. That said, due to the changes your life may have undergone, it may be difficult for your family to follow the parenting plan. Under such circumstances, you should both try to work together to make any necessary adjustments. The better you cooperate and the more open you are to compromise, the easier this situation will be for your children.
Working Together During a Pandemic
Raising children is not an easy task even in an ideal world. For divorced parents and their children, this global pandemic will likely create even more difficulties. To support the best interests of your children, it is crucial for you and your co-parent to keep the lines of communication as open as possible and to discuss how you believe you can best protect the health and safety of your children, especially if one or both of you is a frontline worker.
In addition to discussing health and safety routines with your co-parent, you should ensure your children understand the rules as well. Tell them to maintain physical distance from others and to limit outdoor excursions. Additionally, you should all create and review an emergency plan if any of you contract the virus.
Most importantly, you and your co-parent should not keep score at this time. One of you may end up spending more time with the children or being more flexible with the schedule, but keeping score will only build resentment and create difficulties in your parenting relationship later. Work together to get through this pandemic and your family will come out of it stronger.
Reach Out to Our Knowledgeable Family Law Team for the Skilled Representation You Need
Everyone should do their best to get through the difficulties brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. However, if you cannot overcome your parenting road bumps on your own, you should retain skilled legal counsel to help you navigate your way through it. At Rech Law, P.C., our experienced family law team is committed to helping families achieve the best possible results.
Call our law office today at (704) 659-0007 to set up a consultation with one of our compassionate family law attorneys and learn more about what we can do for you.