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Making a Parenting Plan for the Coronavirus Outbreak

After parents go through a divorce, it is high priority for them to make sure their children receive a happy, healthy, and safe upbringing. In order to do so, many parents choose to create a parenting plan. This is a document that outlines the goals and wishes of how both parents plan to raise their child together, but separately. It can include custody arrangements, parenting schedules, location requirements, and more.

In recent weeks, the outbreak of the Coronavirus has caused many people’s lives to change on an everyday basis. This can also impact the arrangements that a family has within their parenting plan. There also may be many families who do not have a parenting plan in the first place. It is because of this that it is important to create or modify a plan in order to ensure that your family is prepared for the weeks or months moving forward with the spread of this disease. Most cases can be settled quickly if parents are able to effectively communicate with one another. However, other cases may need the help of a mediator or judge. Continue reading to learn about the steps you can take to create a temporary parenting plan for the new Coronavirus outbreak:

  • Plan for the worst. No one wants to catch the Coronavirus or pass it on to their children, but a plan should be in place in the event that it happens. This can be include where the child will stay and where the parent would be quarantined.
  • Determine places where your child can and cannot go, based on infected areas.
  • Stay educated and understand the symptoms of the virus so that you know what to do should someone experience signs. This can include a runny nose, dry cough, fever, or pneumonia. 
  • Hire a mediator who can assist you in reaching agreements about temporary custody terms that both former-spouses are able to live with and is in the best interest of the child. 

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