Split families make pacts, duel over custody amid virus

Posted at 2:55 PM, Apr 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-07 14:55:23-04

The coronavirus is wreaking havoc on families’ custody arrangements.

New plans have had to be made as parents get sick or exposed to the illness and already-feuding former couples are battling over each other’s approach to stay-at-home orders.

And as millions of people lose their jobs, some divorced parents are starting to ask to modify their child support arrangements, and those who rely on those checks are worrying about how they’ll get by.

The chaos is unfurling as courts are closed except for emergency matters.

Family lawyers and experts said they expect to see pandemic clauses in future divorce and custody agreements.