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How to Create a Parenting Time Plan During the Coronavirus

The new coronavirus has taken the nation by storm, which is why if you are a divorced co-parent, you are most likely very concerned about how the virus will affect the time you spend with your children. Please continue reading and speak with our experienced New Jersey divorce attorney to learn more about how to create a temporary parenting time plan with your ex-spouse.

  • Plan as if you will catch the virus. Of course, this is a worst-case scenario, but it is always good to plan for the worst. This means establishing where your child will stay if you/your former spouse catches the virus, where you will be quarantined, and more.
  • Come to an agreement with your former spouse on where your child may or may not go during the outbreak, keeping in mind that the goal is to avoid all potential areas or towns that are infected with the virus.
  • Understand the symptoms of the new coronavirus, such as a dry cough, fever, shortness of breath, and more so that you ensure you do not unknowingly spread the virus to your child.
  • If you cannot come to an agreement with your former spouse on these terms, consider hiring a knowledgeable mediator. A mediator is an unbiased third-party who can speak with both you and your spouse to work out a temporary parenting time agreement that works for you both.

We know how overwhelming these times can be for parents, however, as long as we remain calm and work together, we will get through this.

Contact our experienced New Jersey firm

Matters of divorce and family law require the attention and skill of an experienced attorney who will fight for your future. Not only is your financial well-being at stake, but in a divorce, both you and your children’s emotional well-being are at risk as well. If you need a divorce and family law attorney in Ocean County, New Jersey, please do not hesitate to contact the Law Office of Sarina Gianna, LLC today to schedule a consultation.