The Covid-19 pandemic has not made it easy at all to manage visitation rights or to consult with an experienced and knowledgeable child custody lawyer.
Visitation schedules and other child custody related matters in Mississippi were already tough to plan around, but now, with the virus outbreaks continually recurring, it can be tough to know where it's safe for your child to go and not go. With Delta and now omicron, it’s really left to you to figure out what to do. I am here to help you navigate these obstacles.
As an experienced North Mississippi child custody lawyer I can answer many questions you may have about child custody and visitation, but we have a few general principles that can help you out until you see us…..
Depending on your situation, it may already be difficult to know what times your child can visit the other parent. If you add in all of the notices about masks, vaccines, and what facilities are still open, then you may be hesitant to work around any of these factors.
The important thing to remember is what the headline up above says. Be flexible. Your child is still allowed to visit the other parent if everyone is comfortable doing so.
The pandemic is going to end. The relationship your children have with both parents is forever. So try to be understanding and let the child’s other parent be present in your child’s life.
Your Child Is Still Allowed To Visit The Other Parent
With that in mind, decrees for child visitation in Mississippi as well as many places across the nation have allowed both parents to still visit their children. Although this is a very serious pandemic, the other parent has not lost any privileges to visit with the child.
It is more important than ever to discuss situations that can evolve and change daily with the other parent. It’s now 2022, and we’ve all been dealing with the pandemic for almost two years, and there are still a lot of obstacles created by the pandemic when it comes to your children. Talking with the other parent, when possible, is a great step toward figuring some of those out.
If there’s any concerns about the health of either household, the safety of visiting a certain facility, or worries about the other parent being regularly exposed to the virus……then sit down and talk about it (calling, emailing, and texting are other great ways to communicate about concerns regarding your children and Covid’s impact on them).
You’re Still Not Relieved Of Financial Responsibilities
Like we said before, many factors have left some court orders and familial responsibilities under interpretation. However we want to stress that child support payments are still ongoing and if you need relief from child support you need a court order to get that relief.
We understand that the life of your child may have changed or been interpreted dramatically by Covid-19. It’s important that you do whatever you think is necessary to continue providing the best life for them that is possible.
What Do You Do If You Get The Virus?
The important thing to do if you get the virus is to be open and honest with the other parent. We all have many differing opinions about Covid-19, but we need to communicate them.
If either parent gets sick, your child can still visit via skype, facetime, zoom, or any other video conferencing tool of your choice. This may be the time when they most need and want to hear from their child so be flexible and understanding.
However, if there are any concerns you may have about child visitation or child custody in North Mississippi, then we recommend you contact us here at the Justice Law Firm. One of our staff members will be more than happy to discuss your situation and set up a time for Attorney James B. Justice to answer any questions about visitation rights during this difficult time.
Attorney James B Justice is one of the most sought-after child visitation and child custody lawyers in North Mississippi with his office located in Oxford, Mississippi. His reviews on Google and his reputation around town will back that up. So feel comfortable calling us for help.
Stay safe and we hope to hear from you soon!