In San Diego County, effective March 17, 2020, the Superior Court has been closed to the public. The coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic has caused havoc in the majority of households, especially for separated parents. Irrespective of whether you have a Court order or not, the overall welfare of your child is each parent's top priority. We are living in an unprecedented time. We are taking directions from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. The San Diego County and California Public Health Officialhas adopted the CDC directions.
However, what happens when the other parent is not exactly following the CDC directions?
What happens if the other parent is not taking COVID-19 as seriously as you are in your household?
What happens when the other parent is still hosting gatherings in their household, thereby potentially exposing your children to COVID-19?
What happens when the other parent disagrees about modifying the number of times you do exchanges during the pandemic?
What happens when the other parent disagrees about modifying child custody and visitation during the pandemic?
What happens if the other parent works in healthcare during COVID-19?
What happens if the other parent is identified as an "essential employee," and must work during COVID-19?
What happens when the other parent uses COVID-19 as a means to prevent you from caring for your child as agreed or currently ordered ?
What happens if the other parent stopped paying you child support during COVID-19?
The list of concerns are never ending. Here is a TEN-STEP GUIDE to assist those who are struggling through child custody and visitation issues during the coronavirus (COVID-19).