If you are facing child custody issues, it is hard – even in the best of times. Now, however, can hardly be described as the best of times. Now that COVID-19 is officially a pandemic, a national emergency has been declared, and we are all practicing social distancing, having a child custody issue can feel overwhelming. If you have questions about your child custody arrangements, it should help to know that an experienced Huntsville child custody attorney can help.
Although the novel coronavirus has altered all of our lives in ways that none of us were prepared for, it does not affect your standing custody orders. The court-ordered days that you have the children remain the same. This means that you and your ex should continue to pick up and drop off on the same days and at the same times and places that you were before. The continuity and structure that this provides you children can be especially beneficial to them in these difficult times.
Although your custody schedule remains the same, this does not mean that you should follow it blindly. If, for instance, either you or your ex is exhibiting signs of the virus, you should obviously make alternate visitation plans that help limit exposure and help keep everyone safer. Further, if you have credible concerns that your ex isn’t taking the issue seriously enough and you fear for your children’s health, this is something you should bring up with your child custody attorney – who will help you forge a safer path forward.
You may be working from home now – while you homeschool your kids (who are on what feels like a permanent furlough) – and it just seems like a lot. This is because it is a lot, but there are ways that you can help make the most of it – and actually enjoy your time together. The following can help:
In these difficult times, the compassionate child custody attorneys at Cloud Ryan & Rouse, LLC, proudly serving Huntsville, are on your side. If you have custody concerns, we’re here to help you solve them. To schedule a free consultation, please don’t hesitate to contact us online or call us at 256-801-1000 today.
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