Keep Your Family Safe
The COVID-19 pandemic has put everyone in an uncertain position. For divorced or separated parents, child visitation suddenly seems unclear. Shelter-in-place orders are lifting and restrictions are relaxing, but they may be put in place again as the virus continues to spread. Keeping your child safe is your main concern as a co-parent during this time. At Remington & Dixon, we will help keep your family safe while maintaining custody and visitation.
Temporary Custody Agreements
The North Carolina Judicial Branch urges parents to follow their child custody agreements closely. As a parent, you may still want to take additional precautions to keep your family safe. A temporary agreement for visitation and custody may be necessary. This could mean doing your usual child exchange or drop-off at a location where social distancing is possible, rather than at school or a parent’s home. Additional measures may need to be put in place for co-parents who live with an elderly or immunocompromised person, or who themselves have a compromised immune system.
A parent who is immunocompromised or whose child is sick may need to make arrangements with regard to visitation. This is done to minimize the risk of contracting and spreading COVID-19 disease. A parent who has an autoimmune problem may need to limit in-person contact with their child. This might mean using video chat, or social distancing at a park or other outdoor area. It may also mean postponing the child’s stay at an immunocompromised parent’s home. As difficult as these measures are, they might be necessary for your family’s safety. Adjustments to a child custody or visitation schedule should be temporary and determined on a case-by-case basis with regard to each family.
Call An Experienced Child Custody Attorney
Charlotte-based family law attorneys Remington & Dixon know the ins and outs of North Carolina child custody law. We can walk you through adjustments to your custody arrangement during this difficult time. Our lawyers put the safety of your family first. Call our office today if you have questions about child custody and visitation.
Brandon double-majored in Political Science and Criminal Justice at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He earned his Juris Doctor from Barry University School of Law in Orlando, Florida. Throughout his career, Brandon has received numerous awards and recognition from his peers and agencies that rate attorneys. A few of these awards are from The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyer in 2014, The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 in 2014, Nation’s Top One Percent: National Association of Distinguished Counsel in 2015, Super Lawyers: Rising Stars in 2018 and 2019, and North Carolina Business Magazine: Legal Elite in 2019, among others.