Changes To Your Parenting Plan and Expenses During COVID-19

Many separated and divorced parents have questions during this uncertain time.

How do you manage shared parenting time and financial changes due to loss of job and/or schedule changes? Modifications to your current agreements can be made as long as you are both in agreement.

Agreements for child support include language for any substantial change in circumstances and COVID-19 can mean a large change for you and your family.

Mutually agreeing how you and your ex-spouse will manage the kids and finances while keeping everyone safe and healthy is of the utmost importance.

If you can agree on any changes for sharing time with the kids that need to happen (for health concerns or job schedule changes) and adjustments to support or sharing of expenses due to being laid off or having other changes in income, that is wonderful.

If you are unable to agree on how to handle the current situations we are all dealing with, loss of income and concerns for kids going between houses and exposure, (two of the most asked questions during this time), The Mediation Center can help you navigate these conversations to help you put a temporary plan in place.

Although the courts are closed, we can meet with you online or via phone. Let us know how we can help.

These are stressful times. Getting your questions answered and having clear understandings between you and your ex-spouse can make these next few weeks and months more manageable.

Call us at 585-269-8140 or email us at [email protected] to make an appointment.

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