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The coronavirus pandemic has affected everyone. Our daily lives may be changed for the foreseeable future, possibly indefinitely. But that doesn’t mean you can’t still see your children if you are divorced. Maybe your work schedule has changed, which interferes with your scheduled custody time. Just because we are in the middle of a pandemic doesn’t mean you cannot see your children regularly. Find out no our newest blog today, seven tips on sharing custody during a pandemic. If you would like to learn more about shared custody in Mt. Juliet, contact The Law Office of Yancy Belcher.
The most important tip is to stay healthy by following the CDC’s recommended guidelines. Practice social distancing, wear a mask in public places where social distancing is not possible, and stay home and away from others if you are sick. Stay informed of guidelines as they change. Be sure to encourage your kids to practice good hand hygiene. Your family’s health is most important.
Be Open and Communicate
If your children have questions about the pandemic, address them. But, avoid letting them watch the media if they are younger. Don’t discuss your own fears or concerns with them because it may invoke worry in your children.
During this time, you should remain flexible if your ex-spouse’s work schedule changes. Many jobs are requiring overtime or changing shifts due to demand. Remember to remain flexible and adjust the custody schedule accordingly.
Now, more than ever, you should maintain transparency with your ex-spouse. This means that if you think your child has been exposed to COVID-19, let your co-parent know so that you can both make important healthcare decisions together.
Remember that this is a difficult time for everyone. Many families are experiencing hardships. It might even make it difficult for you to pay child support. But, you should still pay what you can. Avoid making remarks about your ex-spouse around your kids. They just need to know that both parents love them deeply and work together to provide for their needs.
Now is not the time to be petty. If your co-parent misses their regularly scheduled custody time, be generous by letting them make it up at another date. It doesn’t always have to align with your needs. Just be sure your co-spouse is allowed an opportunity when he or she can adequately show attention and love to your children.
Uphold Court Mandates
Court mandates are still enforceable. It outlines the time between each parent and the custody details. Be sure that both parents understand the agreement that was approved by the court.
Divorce Attorney in Mt. Juliet, Hermitage, and Lebanon in Tennessee
If you are dealing with a custody battle, or want to learn more about your rights as a co-parent, contact The Law Office of Yancy Belcher by calling (615) 773-2889. Custody battles are hard enough, and you shouldn’t be left dealing with it all alone, especially during a pandemic.