Should I Have a Parenting Plan for the Coronavirus Outbreak?

The most important thing to parents is their children. They work tirelessly to ensure children are healthy and safe. In situations where parents are divorced, this can be more difficult to navigate. It is because of this that families create parenting plans in order to have an detailed outline of how the parents will raise their children together, but separately. 

The recent outbreak of the Coronavirus has changed the everyday lives of many in the state of New Jersey. In order to slow down the spread of the disease, many families have self-quarantined in their homes. This can disrupt a parenting plan that they previously had established before the Coronavirus impacted their lives. Other families may not have a parenting plan that states how to handle situations such as these. It is because of this that it is important to either create or modify a previously existing plan. Parents who are able to communicate openly with one another may find this to be simple, while others may need the help of a mediator or judge. Continue reading to learn about how you can create a temporary parenting plan for the new Coronavirus outbreak:

  • Plan for the worst. No one wants to catch this virus or pass it on to their children. However, if does happen, a plan should be in place regarding matters such as where the child will stay and where the parent would be quarantined.
  • Decide locations where your child can and cannot go, based on infected areas.
  • Educate yourself and understand the symptoms of the virus. This ensures you can implement the property safety precautions and know what to do if someone starts showing signs. This can include a runny nose, dry cough, fever, or pneumonia. 
  • Hire a mediator who can help reach agreements about temporary child custody terms. These are unbiased third-parties who work with spouses towards finding an outcome that is in the best interest of the child. 

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