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Why is it Important to Have a Parenting Plan Ready for Uncertain Times?

The most important thing to parents in making sure their children have a happy and healthy upbringing. When parents are divorced, this can be a little more difficult to navigate, as they have their own separate responsibilities that need to uphold the same goals. It is because of this that a parenting plan can be made in order to outline how the two parents wish to raise their children together, but separately.

In recent weeks, the spread of the Coronavirus has caused many life changes for people around the world. The outbreak has led to an unfortunate amount of self-quarantines and hospital stays, especially in the state of New Jersey. No one is able to predict such a situation, which is why it is important to create or modify a parenting plan in order to suit yours and your child’s needs during this difficult time and ensure you are ready for the time ahead. While some parents may be able to settle these matters quickly, others may need the assistance of a mediator or judge. Continue reading below to learn about the steps that can be taken to create a temporary parenting plan for the Coronavirus outbreak:

  • Plan for the worst. While no one wants to consider what would happen should they or their children contract the virus, a plan should be in place in the event that it does. This can include where the child will stay and where the parent would be quarantined.
  • Conclude places where your child can and cannot go, based on infected areas.
  • Be educated on the symptoms of the virus so that you know what precautions to take and how to proceed if someone experience signs. This can include a runny nose, dry cough, fever, or pneumonia. 
  • Hire a mediator who can help reach decisions regarding terms of child custody during this time. Mediators are unbiased third-parties who work with spouses towards finding an outcome that is in the best interest of the child and both former-spouses are can live with.

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