COVID-19 is an unprecedented health pandemic that has raised new concerns with many unexpected issues. One of those issues is child support. Many employers are struggling with problems resulting from the temporary Coronavirus crisis; however, those problems are causing permanent changes to their businesses. The effects on the company are in turn affecting the individual employees. Individuals are experiencing reduced income due to diminished hours at work, temporary layoffs, and, in some cases, termination of their employment position.
With the current California health order to shelter-in-place, we are all trying to keep ourselves and our families safe while traveling down this uncharted path. This unexpected situation is difficult for all of us. We are separated from friends, family, and co-workers. Our everyday lives have been moved into our homes, where we are trying to live, work, and homeschool. In addition to the everyday struggles that we face while sheltering in place, separated parents who share custody of their children are faced with even more unanswered questions and daily dilemmas.