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Information for Parents Sharing Custody or Parenting Time of Children During the Covid-19 Pandemic

The goal of these recommendations is to encourage the parties to follow their parenting plan as closely as possible, as doing so will ensure a level of consistency and stability that is in the children’s best interests. These recommendations recognize California’s policy of: assuring minor children frequent and continuing contact with parents who have shown the ability to act in the children’s best interests; encouraging such parents to share in the rights and responsibilities of raising their children; encouraging parents to develop their own parenting plan and grant them discretion in developing such a plan; and considering the best interests of the children and safety of the parties in developing a parenting plan. 

Please click on the following link for the full order:  https://www.sjcourts.org/wp-content/uploads/Information-for-Parents-Sharing-Custody-During-COVID-19-Pandemic.pdf