Covid-19 Lockdown: Shared Parenting in Uncertain Times

The urgent steps taken within 48 hours to move into Covid-19 Alert Level 4 has left many parents scrambling to work out how this impacts their Shared Care Agreements and Parenting Orders during lockdown. Parents are doing their best to navigate these issues at a time of heightened concern and stress. The main guidance issued by the Principle Family Court Judge, Judge Moran, is for parents to make decisions that are in the best interests of their children. Parents are reminded the primary intent for this lockdown is to prevent further spread of Covid-19 within our communities. Staying home will save lives but this may mean some hard adjustments and sacrifices by parents in shared care and parenting arrangements.
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