How Are People Co-Parenting During Coronavirus?By Moskowitz Law Group, LLC |
There are many questions arising from the ongoing coronavirus pandemic in New Jersey. Single parents face anxieties about the illness and quarantine. Many single parents are especially concerned about how they will navigate their custody arrangement with their ex.
Many parents share custody of their children after they have been separated from a divorce. Before separating, parents often disagree on parenting styles for their children, and these conflicts may be exacerbated by the circumstances of the pandemic.
Many single parents have imagined a situation in which they were ill with the coronavirus. So, like many parents, they have bought face masks and disinfectant wipes. Parents who may already be under tremendous pressure due to their divorce and shared custody arrangement may feel even more stressed with everything happening around them.
When possible, it is valuable to have a plan with your ex for the coronavirus pandemic. This plan includes following social distancing guidelines for your children. Some parents may refuse to send their children to the other parent to maintain social distancing guidelines and this has caused many parents to fight about how to properly handle the situation. However, what if your ex is not in the picture?
The federal and New Jersey state government has made recommendations for schools, businesses, and individuals to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, but individuals who are raising children alone have felt helpless. If you become ill from the coronavirus, who will take care of the children? What happens if one of your children has coronavirus like symptoms? Will I have to take all of my children to the doctors?
For single parents, there are online support groups for divorced and separated women. It may be beneficial to see how other single parents are handling the pandemic and quarantine. While there is no universal best course of action, it is important to find a plan that works best for you and your children during this time. This is an uncertain time, but together we will get through this.
The attorneys at our firm may be able to help you manage these anxieties about an uncertain future. If you are going through a divorce right now, Moskowitz Law Group could help your family transition. For advice and help, call right away.