The COVID-19 crisis is creating a lot of serious challenges for people across the globe and, for divorced parents, the challenges are even trickier to maneuver. Co-parenting with a former spouse is difficult enough for many divorced spouses and, when you throw in a global pandemic, it can aggravate existing tensions. Now more than ever, it is crucial for co-parents to cooperate with one another to field their way through these unprecedented times. However, if this is not possible, you must seek the legal guidance of an experienced family law attorney.
Work as a Team During the Pandemic
You and your former spouse are not the only ones under a lot of stress right now. Your children are likely experiencing a lot of anxiety and have a fair amount of fear and concern regarding the future now that their normal routines have been completely derailed. Children rely on consistency and stability and, unfortunately, this pandemic is creating a highly unpredictable situation. Therefore, you and your former spouse must learn to communicate more effectively and the health of your family above any other ongoing conflicts you may have.
Many parents are wondering if they should continue to comply with their child custody order during these uncertain times. The short answer is, yes, you must be compliant. That said, given the changes everyone’s schedules recently experienced due to the stay-at-home orders that are in place, it is also important to be flexible whenever possible as long as it serves the best interests of the children.
Although it is ideal for divorced parents to work out any issues they may encounter on their own, this is not always possible for some former couples. To manage some of these difficulties, it is often necessary to hire a skilled legal advocate to petition the court for a modification of the current child custody order. Even if you are able to work out a modification on your own, getting it in writing and ensuring it is an enforceable legal document is essential, especially if you suspect your co-parent may try to take advantage of the situation.
Reach Out to Our Knowledgeable and Compassionate Legal Team Today!
The COVID-19 pandemic created many challenges for families, particularly divorced parents who are having to adjust to society’s new normal, comply with their court order, and keep their children safe from this novel virus. At Simon Law Group, PLLC, our experienced family law team can help you navigate the issues you may face during this global pandemic and protect your children’s best interests. The crisis we are all collectively enduring is unlike anything we have ever faced before, but you can still rely on us to provide the exceptional advice and support our legal team is known for.
Call our law office today at (631) 237-9525 to set up a consultation with a compassionate member of our legal team.