One of the most important thing to parents is making sure their children have a happy and healthy upbringing. Doing so can be a little more difficult when parents are divorce, but there are ways to navigate it. This is possible through the creation of a parenting plan which outlines how parents wish to proceed in raising their child together.
Recently, the outbreak of the Coronavirus has resulted in many life changes for people across the globe. The disease has called for people to self-quarantine in order to limit its spread. This was an unpredictable situation, leaving people scrambling for ways to adjust. This includes parents who share custody of their children. It is because of this that a parenting plan is important to have, as it can ensure you are reading for the weeks and months to come before this difficult time passes. This can be a simple process for parents who are able to communicate openly with one another. One the other hand, other cases may require the help of a mediator or judge. Continue reading to learn about the steps you can take to create a temporary parenting plan during the novel Coronavirus outbreak:
- Plan for the worst. No one wants to think about the possibility of catching the virus or passing it on to their children. However, a plan should be in place in the event that it does occur so there is nothing left unaccounted for. This can include where the child would stay and where the parent would be quarantined if it impacts the family.
- Determine places where your child can and cannot go, based on infected areas.
- Stay educated by knowing the symptoms of the virus and how to implement safety precautions should someone begin to show signs. This can include a runny nose, dry cough, fever, or pneumonia.
- Hire a mediator who can help reach agreements regarding temporary terms of child custody. Mediators are unbiased third-parties who work with both sides in order to find an outcome that is in the best interest of the child and both parents are okay with.
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