Coronavirus pandemic adds complexity to parental-access battles
A week after the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic, Kevin Reid received a text from his ex-wife.
“Based on the pandemic that is happening right now, the kids will be staying home until further notice,” it read.
Under the terms of their divorce agreement, he is supposed to have the kids every other weekend and on Wednesday evenings. He hasn’t seen his children, an 11-year-old son and nine-year-old daughter, since receiving that text more than three weeks ago.
“I understand the seriousness of the situation. But at the same time, I feel as if I’m being punished,” says Mr. Reid, who lives in Port Credit, Ont.