Open Letter Regarding Co-Parenting During COVID-19 From Chief Justice of the Probate Courts John D. Casey

Co-parenting, even when not in the midst of a global pandemic, can be challenging. Add in the stress of the unprecedented circumstances our world is currently facing due to COVID-19, and it can become infinitely more difficult.

During these complicated and uncertain times, Chief Justice Casey of the Massachusetts Probate and Family Courts has issued an open letter reminding parents of how important it is to encourage interaction with each parent and providing opportunities for the other parent to engage in family activities, when possible. Chief Justice Casey's open letter can be found here, and is also contained in the included image.

The court remains committed to be available to enter and enforce orders in emergency situations.

For more information about co-parenting during this stressful time, Judge Casey recommends visiting The Association of Family and Conciliation Courts has published seven guidelines for parents who are divorce or separated and working through sharing custody of children during the COVID-19 pandemic. They can be found at 202849-133.

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