COVID-19 has been an incredibly stressful situation for everyone. Changes in routines and lifestyles have also meant changes in custody agreements, as well as alimony and child support agreements. Many co-parents are struggling to agree on certain issues regarding the pandemic. As a result, virtual mediation is becoming more and more popular. It is important that you are able to work through these issues while keeping yourself and your family safe. Read on to learn more about virtual mediation in New Jersey.
What Co-Parent Problems Arise As a Result of COVID-19?
Everyone feels differently about the pandemic. Some people are more cautious than others. In other cases, some people are more at-risk than others. As a result, not everyone sees eye-to-eye, including co-parents. Some of the most common issues that arise as a result include:
- One parent does not want to meet the other because they believe there is nowhere safe to exchange the kids
- One parent refuses to drop their children off at a house where an immunocompromised person lives
- One parent is afraid to leave their children with an ex that works in a job that exposes them to the virus, such as a hospital or grocery store
- One parent disagrees with the terms of their temporary child custody agreement
- One parent refuses to drop their child off with an ex who does not abide by the CDC and WHO guidelines, such as social distancing or wearing a mask
What to Know About Virtual Mediation
During this difficult time, many people are turning to mediation to resolve their issues. This is a good option because it can easily take place over the phone or via video chat. Mediation is often a quicker, cheaper, and less stressful option when it comes to resolving matters of a divorce or other family law issues. Another reason to turn to mediation is that many courts are shut down or operating at limited capacity, meaning it may be difficult to take your case to court. If you have an issue that you think could be solved through mediation, contact a family law attorney to discuss your options.
If you are interested in virtual mediation, reach out to our firm today. We are here to advocate for you and walk you through the process, whether it be in-person, over the phone, or via video chat. The pandemic won’t stop us from helping you resolve your family law matters. Contact us to speak with an experienced and dedicated attorney.
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