When going through this new normal, we all have to take a pause. Parents are struggling with keeping their children safe and their families safe while trying to maintain a healthy relationship with the noncustodial parent. Children are learning new phrases and speak of “the virus” even when they are protected from the unending news stories. It is permeating into our core lives. Keeping that connection with children and both parents is difficult. An even more difficult situation is when the children have an underlying health condition or when the children live primarily with a blended family of older relatives. Protecting each other’s health during this pandemic is of upmost importance; however, to find balance with maintaining the connections with each parent is the most difficult task.
Court orders are to be maintained during this pandemic. The law is slow to respond to this quickly changing environment and new normal. Parents are working from home, parents are now co-teachers, children are learning how to get their education differently, and both parents want to see their children. Judge’s are hearing cases on a case-by-case basis regarding visitation orders and suspensions of child support payments. Judge’s are available and working from home just like attorneys. We are all bending the rules of law to fit this new normal. Call us today or answers (205)623-1001.