Coronavirus outbreak poses dilemma for parents with shared child custody wanting to protect their child. With people being encouraged to observe social distancing and isolation during the coronavirus outbreak, family lawyers are being asked how best to manage shared custody arrangements. All of this can happen during a divorce as well. Key points: Family lawyers say parents still need to follow court orders amid the outbreak. But they can still agree to vary them amid social distancing and isolation. Parents are urged to put emotions aside and keep their children safe. Common questions included whether people needed to comply with court orders during the pandemic and how to manage changeovers if schools were to close.
people would still need to comply with court orders.
“Talk to the other party, and if you cannot talk to them, try and communicate via a third party to work out a sensible resolution,” Ms Beckhouse said. “These are really stressful, unusual times and children are under enormous stress, and the best thing people can do right now is keep things as conflict-free as possible.