Episode 99: Parenting During Coronavirus

Parenting During Coronavirus – in Episode 99 we talk about co-parenting during the coronavirus pandemic. What do you do if the other parent doesn’t take enough precautions? Should you continue to follow your current Court orders? Should you stop transitioning your child between homes? Join us as we answer these and other common questions we’ve received over the past few months. For more information please visit us at divorceuniversityonline.com. Thank you for listening!

2 thoughts on “Episode 99: Parenting During Coronavirus”

  1. How should you handle coparenting when one parent is following extremely strict quarantine, meaning never leaving the house except for a walk once a day, due to the delicate health condition of his spouse? His wife had part of a lung removed, and she requires that the children quarantine away from her for 14 days in a separate apartment before they are allowed into the main part of the house. They are separated from other people completely except from their father for 14 days. We aren’t able to follow our normal, court-ordered 2-2-5-5 custody plan. My son, a teenager, doesn’t want to follow that extreme so he mostly stays with me. What kind of temporary childcare arrangement is best for my remaining child, a ten year old? At my house, she has access to a large backyard, trampoline, other children of her age (my boyfriend’s children). She has no health problems herself.
    Also, she has the option of going to school in person, where her school got a waiver to reopen. That school also offers an online-only approach. BTW we had an extremely contentious divorce. We only communicate on Talking Parents. I’m in the South Bay where backlogs are so long, that even if we wanted to go to court for a new custody schedule, the pandemic might be over by the time we get there.

    1. Hi Jennifer, Sorry, I previously missed your comment. The Court wants people to follow their current court orders. They value the children’s relationship with Dad even if restrictive measures are required due to the stepmom’s condition. If your teenager won’t go, then he won’t go but I would do all I could to keep the 10 year old on the regular visitation schedule as much as possible. I hope that helps!

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