Skip to Content

Quarantine Custody: What Every Parent Needs to Know

parent working from home with children
COVID-19 and the changes being made to help stop the spread are reshaping our nation as we know it. Because of this, parents are becoming increasingly more worried about how the quarantine will impact their relationships with their child’s other parent and their ability to successfully share custody; especially for those relationships that are already functioning on rocky foundations.

While there’s no doubt that the quarantine is causing additional stress in many parent’s lives, having a proper co-parenting plan in place can help you and your family get through these trying times.

My Child’s School Is Closed due to the Quarantine

As many of you already know, COVID-19 has caused all non-essential businesses, including schools, to close across the nation to help flatten the curve. If your children are at home due to closures, the first thing you should do is check out your custody order to figure out how to determine proper parenting time. Written within your custody order, you can find the child care provisions, which explains how to handle situations where you are faced with the unexpected need for child care.

The best thing you can do during times of uncertainty is to communicate as best as possible with your child’s other parent. Reaching an agreement with them will solidify that you’re both on the same page, which will help ensure that things go as smoothly as possible.

We understand that not all relationships are straightforward. If communicating with your child’s other parent isn’t an option, our team here at Roberts Means Roncevic Kapela is ready to take action on your behalf to resolve your child custody problems.

My Child’s Other Parent Is Ill

If you’re thinking about what will happen if your child’s other parent falls under the weather during the quarantine, you’re already a step ahead of the game. If your child’s other parent becomes sick, the first thing you should do is, again, review your custody order.

Your custody order should have specific guidelines as to what happens when one or both parents are unable to care for the child. However, it’s important to keep in mind that situations like these are quite uncommon and are typically handled on a case by case basis.

If you’re unable to come to an agreement with your child’s other parent, you will likely need the help of an experienced Indiana family law attorney to resolve the issues you’re facing.

Roberts Means Roncevic Kapela Is Here to Answer Your Questions

Roberts Means Roncevic Kapela is here to help you and your family get through these trying times with as little stress as possible. Because of this, we are available to answer all of your questions over the phone. If you have any questions regarding your family law matters, please, don’t hesitate to reach out to speak with a member of our team.

Call (317) 569-2200 today to learn more about how we can help you and your family.

Share To:

Contact Us Today

Schedule A Consultation to Get Started
  • Please enter your first name.
  • Please enter your last name.
  • Please enter your phone number.
    This isn't a valid phone number.
  • Please enter your email address.
    This isn't a valid email address.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.
  • By submitting, you agree to be contacted about your request & other information using automated technology. Message frequency varies. Msg & data rates may apply. Text STOP to cancel. Acceptable Use Policy