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What Do I Do if I Have Coronavirus and my Ex Cannot Care for Our Children?

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What Do I Do if I Have Coronavirus and my Ex Cannot Care for Our Children?

The spread of the Coronavirus through the state of New Jersey and the country has caused everyday life to change in many ways. The virus has brought about stay-at-home orders due to social distancing and even hospitalization stays for some people. It is because of this that it is important to have a plan in place for your family in the event that someone becomes sick with the virus. For example, if you contract the virus and can no longer care for your children, but your former spouse is unable to do so either, what happens next? There are steps that can be taken during this time to ensure the safety and care of your children.

The first thing you should know about these matters is that a plan should be made before illness strikes. This ensures that you are prepared in advance and not left without precautions in place. A proper plan can be established by naming a power of attorney. This allows you to name a legal guardian who can care for your children in the event that your spouse cannot. These situations can call for a Limited Power of Attorney, which grants another individual the right to act in certain areas within a designated time period, such as a legal guardian during the Coronavirus outbreak. Without this, if parents are unable to care for their family, a relative can ask the court to be appointed as kinship legal guardian.

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Our firm believes that exploring alternatives to litigation can greatly benefit our client. Our firm’s established mediation practice can help you resolve family law issues more efficiently, amicably and at a lower cost. If you are interested in knowing more about our mediation services, contact the firm to discuss your situation.

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