Quarantine and social distancing will take a toll on some relationships. During this time, please be kind, do not incite your partner, do not allow yourself to become angry. Please recognize that law enforcement will be tackling a lot and a trip to your home will not be a good use of their resources. The ability to get into court with an attorney will be limited although available if absolutely necessary.
- When tempers start to flare and emotions start to run high, conduct yourself with your children in mind. Do not do or say anything that you would not want them to do or say to you or to their partner later in life.
- You can tell your partner what you think after the quarantine, out of the presence of children, when you are not limited in your living options. Today, this week, next week, is the time to walk to another room.
- This is good time to avoid alcohol and other things that increase the likelihood of arguments.
- Follow the Golden Rule and do unto your partner as you would like and expect them to do unto you. That includes spending money responsibly, avoiding speaking about your partner in a negative way to the children, being courteous, giving each other desired space and time.
- Follow the parenting plan. This is not the time to keep children away from a parent. In fact, the Governor’s Executive Order provides that orders in place are to be followed.
- Follow social distancing. If you have the children with you at all, do not have people over including the kids’ friends and yours.
If you need to speak to someone for legal advice or to help guide you in your next step, a call to my office will be forwarded to me whether I am home or at the office.
Wakeman Law Group
741 S. McHenry Avenue
Crystal Lake, IL 60014