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COVID And Co-Parenting

On Behalf of | Oct 29, 2020 | Firm News

Co-parenting during a pandemic may prove extra challenging as some schools are increasingly offering in-person learning. Determining whether or not to enroll your child in remote learning versus in-person learning may be a difficult one, particularly when you share the responsibility of making major decisions with your former spouse.

If you are struggling to navigate your options and find yourself at odds with the other parent, look to your Parenting Plan for guidance on major decision making protocol, which typically includes educational decisions. Often times your Parenting Plan (or the Courts) will direct you to mediation before seeking Court intervention. If Court intervention is necessary, many Courts are operating utilizing remote, video hearings.

Remember not to involve your children in adult matters or decisions and always keep your child’s best interest in mind. Resources like the Colorado Department of Education offer helpful information and guidance for parents:

If you have questions on this or other family law related topics, please contact Harrington Brewster Mahoney Smits, P.C. to schedule a call with one of our skilled family law attorneys.