Coronavirus Family Lawyer Arlington, Virginia
It has been undeniably difficult for many co-parents to navigate their joint parenting responsibilities during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is generally unsafe to travel significant distances and generally unwise to do much other than sheltering in place, whenever possible. This reality poses unique challenges for those children whose parents share their custody. Some parents are understandably concerned that their co-parent’s job or just general decision-making may be placing their child(ren) at greater risk of exposure to COVID-19. Other parents simply can’t make their existing parenting arrangements workable during the pandemic. If you’re struggling to make your current custody orders for your child(ren) manageable during the pandemic, know that you’re not alone and know that there are resources available that may be able to help. Please consider scheduling a consultation with a coronavirus family lawyer Arlington, Virginia residents trust at May Law, LLP. Our experienced team can help you to understand your options and provide you with necessary support and guidance as you seek to resolve whatever challenges you’re facing.
Would Temporarily Modifying Your Custody Orders Help?
Depending on your unique circumstances, it may be possible to temporarily modify your child custody orders. Say that your co-parent is a first responder and you’re understandably concerned that having your child stay at their house right now could unreasonably expose them to risk of harm. It may be worth speaking with an Arlington, Virginia coronavirus family lawyer about asking the Court to temporarily modify your orders in your child’s best interests for the remainder of the pandemic. If your co-parent is likely to agree to a change out of court, our team may be able to help you negotiate successfully without much legal “fuss.”
If a temporary order modification strategy doesn’t make sense in your case, that’s okay. Our team knows the law inside and out and we can help you to understand your options. Once you have a firm understanding of your legal options, you can make whatever informed decision will best advance your child’s best interests. We’re happy to answer any questions you have and to provide any support that is within our power to extend.
Legal Assistance Is Available
If you could benefit from a temporary or permanent modification of your child custody orders, or you’re struggling with any other custody matter made more complex by the COVID-19 pandemic, please connect with our Arlington, Virginia coronavirus family lawyer team today. Everyone’s situation is unique, so it’s important not to make assumptions (for the worse or for the better) before seeking guidance from an Arlington, Virginia coronavirus family lawyer. Once our team better understands the details of your circumstances, we’ll be able to provide you with personalized guidance and support. We look forward to speaking with you.