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Parents care about nothing more than their children, which is why if you are a divorced co-parent, you are most likely now very concerned about the rapid spread of COVID-19 and how it may affect your parenting time. Below, we have compiled a very short list of some basic tips for helping you and your former spouse create a comprehensive, fair, and temporary parenting time plan for the new coronavirus. Please continue reading and reach out to our experienced New Jersey family law attorney to learn more.

  • Plan for contracting the virus. Nobody wants to think about getting the virus, however, if you or your former spouse do, you must ensure you have a plan in place to ensure the safety of your children. Where will you be quarantined? Where will your children stay? You should have an answer to all these questions.
  • On a related note, create a working list of all the places of which you, your former spouse, and your children may–and may not go. These places, rather obviously, should include all areas that are prominently affected by the virus, as well as anywhere else you deem unsafe.
  • Stay educated on the virus and its symptoms via the CDC website. If you or your former spouse develop a cough, fever, sore throat, or pneumonia, ensure you do whatever you can to prevent the spread of the virus to your children.
  • Though in most cases, as long as you and your former spouse can cooperate, an agreement can be reached in a matter of hours without the help of an attorney, this is not always so. If you cannot agree initially, consider hiring an experienced New Jersey mediator who will act as an unbiased third-party and work to help you and your former spouse create a temporary parenting time agreement that works for you both, and, most importantly, your children.


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