Covid 19 Tip #1: Things are changing rapidly. How can we better protect our children during this time of crisis? What if a child needs to be temporarily taken care of by another family member or a friend? If you are a parent of a child, have you thought about what will happen if you become ill? What if you are a first responder who gets stuck at work, is forced to travel, or finds they have been exposed to the coronavirus?
How will you make sure that the non-parent caregiver has the legal authority to do everything they need to do while you are recovering, or while you are away tending to your duties?
Following all CDC and governmental guidelines are important. We all know that we need to stay informed and follow the rules. So, any situation will require first and foremost, keeping people healthy and being careful not to spread the coronavirus.
Next, the contingency plan. Think of who will help, and talk it over with them in advance.
Now, make sure that the person(s) who your child will be staying with has a document from you which grants them the legal authority to take your child for medical care, or make other important decisions while you are unavailable.
A special power of attorney that grants specific permission for a caregiver to help in this coronavirus pandemic can be created now, and kept in case of need. That way, if an illness or other emergency arises it will be ready to go.
At Kalish Law Office, we can help you take care of this and gain peace of mind. We can work with you to draft a specific document that is tailored to your own situation.
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