Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in the late winter months of 2020, divorced couples have had to navigate through unprecedented challenges. As the summer turned to fall, and the virus continued to sweep through communities around the country, many divorced couples realized that they would be co-parenting during a virtual school year.
If you are one of those divorced parents trying to figure out how to make it all work, you may want to contact your Tampa divorce lawyer. These tips can help you navigate virtual learning within the confines of your custody agreement:
Evaluate Your Exchange Locations
Many divorced couples are accustomed to exchanging children on school property, as it is often considered to be a neutral and safe location. However, as many schools across the country are closed for in-person learning, you may have to decide on a new location to make the switch. Your Tampa divorce attorney can help you modify your custody agreement during this time.
Verify That You Have Access to All Learning Platforms and Accounts
If there’s one thing that most parents learned quickly about virtual learning, it’s that there are a lot of logins and passwords. Teachers are communicating with students on various learning management systems and apps, as well as via e-mail and sometimes even text message. When you are sharing custody, it’s important that you and your former spouse have access to all school accounts. You should keep a log of all usernames and passwords for your student.
Create a Workspace for Your Child in Your Home
Your child will likely be spending some of their virtual school days in your home, so it’s important that they have a quiet space to complete their work each day. A small desk, a comfortable chair and a few accessories to help keep them organized will allow them to feel ready to take on the challenge of remote learning.
Communicate With Your Child Regularly
It can be difficult to keep up with all of the assignments and the feedback from the teacher, so you will want to stay in touch with your child even when they are not with you. Ask them about their day and offer support as needed to help them be successful.
There may be issues and problems that arise as you embark on this virtual learning adventure with your child, so it’s important to stay in touch with your Tampa divorce lawyer. Both you and your former spouse need to adhere to your custody agreement, even throughout the duration of the pandemic.
For more information on co-parenting during a pandemic, contact a Tampa divorce lawyer today.
If you have questions for a Tampa divorce lawyer, or are unaware of the terms and conditions of a Tampa divorce, talk to, and retain, a family law attorney who can help. Contact Damien McKinney of The McKinney Law Group to discuss your case further. He can be reached by phone at 813-428-3400 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org