Protecting More than Just your Children's Health During the Coronavirus Outbreak
As with any lifestyle adjustment, getting through the initial shock of changed life circumstances and creating a new daily routine often pose the most challenges. In the case of adapting to the demands of curbing the spread of the coronavirus (“COVID-19”), parents will likely feel overwhelmed by the need to continue to provide for their families financially, while also caring for their children’s safety, education, and well-being.
Undoubtedly, navigating these uncharted waters as a divorced or unmarried couple will likely present unique challenges.
Fortunately, there is a plethora of legal resources available to help parents adjust during this uncertain time. Rest assured, our attorneys at The Harris Law Firm are prepared to help you understand your legal rights and obligations in your unique situation. For instance, you may be:
- Considering how to balance legitimate health concerns with mandated court orders that did not contemplate the nuances of the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Uncertain about which parent has the authority to make decisions concerning your children’s education, health care, or daily exercise and nutritional needs.
- Unclear about the appropriate location and duration of parenting time, due to self-quarantine mandates.
- Concerned about your legal obligations when a member of your family has tested positive for COVID-19.
- Believe that your situation demands a modification of your parenting agreement to serve the best interests of your children.
Finally, and unfortunately, some parents may use the outbreak as an opportunity to gain leverage in an ongoing dispute over parenting rights, rather than prioritize the best interest of the children.