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Parenting Issues This forum is for discussing any of the parenting issues involved in your divorce, including parenting of step-children.

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Old 03-24-2020, 09:00 AM
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Default Co-parenting counselling during Corona pandemic

If you are lucky enough to have benefits for counselling why not use them to get help with co-parenting issues such as schedules, home schooling and stress.

Most therapists are offering secure online services.

Way cheaper than legal proceedings, and less stressful.

There are also community counselling and mental health services.

Family doctors can also help put with stress management including referrals to OHIP covered treatment if needed.

If anyone wants to form a support online chat group I am open. Maybe one of our lurking lawyers would uncloak and lend a hand too.
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Old 03-24-2020, 12:36 PM
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no uncloaking is allowed. lawyers are still bound by all professional ethics that we were before. our insurance does not allow us to give out advice willy-nilly.

but a support group is still a good idea. as is using this time to work on some coparenting strategies. HOWEVER - I do think it would be a bit counterproductive as we're facing times of extreme stress right now. people making decisions now could be doing it in clarity and reasonableness- OR they could be making poor communication decisions because of this stress. I wouldn't hold the other parent to it.

What I would suggest is to practice a bit more empathy to the other parent.
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Old 03-24-2020, 12:47 PM
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no uncloaking is allowed. lawyers are still bound by all professional ethics that we were before. our insurance does not allow us to give out advice willy-nilly.

but a support group is still a good idea. as is using this time to work on some coparenting strategies. HOWEVER - I do think it would be a bit counterproductive as we're facing times of extreme stress right now. people making decisions now could be doing it in clarity and reasonableness- OR they could be making poor communication decisions because of this stress. I wouldn't hold the other parent to it.

What I would suggest is to practice a bit more empathy to the other parent.
I am also a member of a professional body and by disclaimer can provide guidance in general terms pro bono and often do. I do not suggest giving advice as an advocate at all. More guidance than advice. Much if not all of what has been shared here by the "cloaked" has been extremely helpful. My suggestion for a support group would be more interactive than a blog or forum. A meeting place where people in need of guidance could go to check in and get what they need, moral support and relevant guidance. Not sympathy, not hand wringing, just some straight shooting and (sorry) empathetic space. This could include procedural, co-parenting, home schooling, financial, behavioural and other aspects. I am an experienced CA that found some advice here to be superb and am no expert in law but have some insight I hope.
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