While there’s no doubt that the quarantine is causing additional stress in many parent’s lives, having a proper co-parenting plan in place can help you and your family get through these trying times.
My Child’s School Is Closed due to the Quarantine
As many of you already know, COVID-19 has caused all non-essential businesses, including schools, to close across the nation to help flatten the curve. If your children are at home due to closures, the first thing you should do is check out your custody order to figure out how to determine proper parenting time. Written within your custody order, you can find the child care provisions, which explains how to handle situations where you are faced with the unexpected need for child care.
The best thing you can do during times of uncertainty is to communicate as best as possible with your child’s other parent. Reaching an agreement with them will solidify that you’re both on the same page, which will help ensure that things go as smoothly as possible.
We understand that not all relationships are straightforward. If communicating with your child’s other parent isn’t an option, our team here at Hollingsworth Roberts Means is ready to take action on your behalf to resolve your child custody problems.
My Child’s Other Parent Is Ill
If you’re thinking about what will happen if your child’s other parent falls under the weather during the quarantine, you’re already a step ahead of the game. If your child’s other parent becomes sick, the first thing you should do is, again, review your custody order.
Your custody order should have specific guidelines as to what happens when one or both parents are unable to care for the child. However, it’s important to keep in mind that situations like these are quite uncommon and are typically handled on a case by case basis.
If you’re unable to come to an agreement with your child’s other parent, you will likely need the help of an experienced Indiana family law attorney to resolve the issues you’re facing.
Hollingsworth Roberts Means Is Here to Answer Your Questions
Hollingsworth Roberts Means is here to help you and your family get through these trying times with as little stress as possible. Because of this, we are available to answer all of your questions over the phone. If you have any questions regarding your family law matters, please, don’t hesitate to reach out to speak with a member of our team.
Call (888) 211-3888 today to learn more about how we can help you and your family.