Stick to Court-Ordered Custody Agreements During Covid 19

These 7 excellent tips came to me from those in the know and they were so helpful that I’d like to share them with you one at a time!

Guidelines for Parents Who Are Divorced/Separated and Sharing Custody of Children During the COVID 19 Pandemic

From the leaders of groups that deal with families in crisis:

Susan Myres, President of American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML)
Dr. Matt Sullivan, President of Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC)
Annette Burns, AAML and Former President of AFCC
Yasmine Mehmet, AAML
Kim Bonuomo, AAML
Nancy Kellman, AAML
Dr. Leslie Drozd, AFCC
Dr. Robin Deutsch, AFCC
Jill Pena, Executive Director of AAML
Peter Salem, Executive Director of AFCC

3 of 7. Be Compliant With Court Orders and Custody Agreements

“As much as possible, try to avoid reinventing the wheel despite the unusual circumstances. The custody agreement or court order exists to prevent endless haggling over the details of timesharing. In some jurisdictions there are even standing orders mandating that, if schools are closed, custody agreements should remain in force as though school were still in session.”

Help For Divorced Parents With Children During Covid (Tip 2 of 7)

These 7 excellent tips came to me from those in the know and they were so helpful that I’d like to share them with you one at a time!

Guidelines for Parents Who Are Divorced/Separated and Sharing Custody of Children During the COVID 19 Pandemic

From the leaders of groups that deal with families in crisis:

Susan Myres, President of American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML)

Dr. Matt Sullivan, President of Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC)

Annette Burns, AAML and Former President of AFCC

Yasmine Mehmet, AAML

Kim Bonuomo, AAML

Nancy Kellman, AAML

Dr. Leslie Drozd, AFCC

Dr. Robin Deutsch, AFCC

Jill Pena, Executive Director of AAML

Peter Salem, Executive Director of AFCC

2 of 7. Be Mindful

Be honest about the seriousness of the pandemic but maintain a calm attitude and convey to your children your belief that everything will return to normal in time. Avoid making careless comments in front of the children and exposing them to endless media coverage intended for adults. Don’t leave the news on 24/7, for instance. But, at the same time, encourage your children to ask questions and express their concerns and answer them truthfully at a level that is age-appropriate. #covid19divorce, #nancyghertner, #atlantadivorcelawyer #socialdistancing