Co-parenting During COVID-19

Co-parenting with your child’s other parent can be stressful on a good day. Add in a worldwide pandemic, and the concept of co-parenting seems overwhelming and impossible. The most important thing you can do for your child right now is clearly communicate and continue to co-parent with their other parent, while putting your child first. Communication is vital right now, especially if your child or anybody else in your family gets sick. 

The Family Law Judges in Bernalillo County issued a statement that saying all parenting plans and timesharing arrangements should still be followed, even though the Governor issued “Stay-At-Home” instructions. If you and your child’s other parent utilize a supervising agency for exchanges, and the agency is not open during this time, you are encouraged to find an alternative arrangement. but The courts cannot order a supervising agency to remain open. Regularly scheduled counseling appointments for children should still be followed to the greatest extent possible. 

Lastly, both the courts and family law attorneys are still working and available. Judges will still hold hearings should an emergency arise. Pregenzer Baysinger Wideman & Sale P.C. is still open conducting business and attorneys are available to answer any questions that may come up via email, teleconference call, or video conference. If you need to speak with your attorney or schedule an appointment, please contact our office at 505-872-0505.