Covid 19 and child custody in Florida is a hot topic among family lawyers and divorce attorneys. Florida family law cases during Covid 19 generally involve minor children. There are many instances where parents may be exposed to Covid or may be ill with Covid and need to quarantine. This may occur during a parent’s timesharing per the terms of the court-ordered/enforced parenting plan. In other instances, the minor children may contract Covid and there is a risk that one or both parents may become exposed and or sick. Coronavirus/Covid-19 is generally classified as a public health crisis. The virus impacts many domestically and globally. Florida family law cases during Covid 19 therefore have become more complicated legally, psychologically, and by means of co-parenting during times of crisis. Covid 19 and child custody in Florida is a topic litigant may wish to address during their family law case or perhaps after a case has already been decided. These issues may involve health insurance for your minor child. For more information, please contact the Jacobs Law Firm at 407-335-8113.
Covid 19 and child custody in Florida may involve an interruption of timesharing. When one’s time with their child(ren) is canceled it often leads to legal fights and the parties end up in court dueling. While not all subsequent lawsuits are preventable, perhaps responsible parents will consider adding language to their parenting plan (if the case is ongoing or if the case has been finalized). While the nature and specifics of the language one may add during Florida family law cases during Covid 19 is not for us to suggest until or unless we are retained on a case, consider the following issues/dilemmas.
Florida family law cases during Covid 19
Florida family law cases during Covid 19 may involve situations where interruptions of timesharing occur. Generally, when this happens under routine circumstances, a parent decides to withhold timesharing temporarily. One can understand how responsible and loving parents would do this and if being denied timesharing, react with great concern about being denied their time. Covid 19 can lead to severe health issues for children and parents. Perhaps because of the potential severity of the virus, parents will include in their parenting plan some language about safeguarding their children, or compensatory visitation. This can lead to mutual love and affection and understanding and it may (even if uncomfortable) help the child(ren) recover under ideal circumstances.
Covid 19 and child custody in Florida is a topic under consideration by family law courts and attorneys alike. There is much yet to be determined and there are many differences in the manner in which we as parents and/or legal professionals approach this issue/topic. Attorney Jacobs may be reached for a consultation by calling 407-335-8113.
This article is not intended to provide any health advice as we are not physicians. It is merely referential.