Divorce, child custody, and emergency planning

While this doesn’t apply to me personally, there are lots of folks out there who share children with ex-spouses. Have you given thought as to how you’ll handle that situation during a crisis?

What will you do if there is a massive disaster and your kids are at your ex’s house at the time? Have you discussed this with your former other half?

What if the kids show up at your place with the ex in tow?

As I’ve been saying over and over on this blog, think about these things and make plans NOW.

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Jim Cobb

Jim Cobb has been a student of survivalism and emergency preparedness for almost thirty years. As a young child, he drove his parents nuts with stockpiling supplies in the basement every time he heard there was a tornado watch in his area. Of course, being a child, those supplies consisted of his teddy bear, a few blankets and pillows, and random canned goods he grabbed from the kitchen cabinets. Later, he was the first (and likely only) child in his fifth grade class to have bought his very own copy of Life After Doomsday by Bruce Clayton. Today, he is a freelance writer whose work has been published in national magazines such as Boy’s Life and Complete Survivalist Magazine. He is a voracious reader with a keen interest in all stories with post-apocalyptic settings. He maintains the Library at the End of the World blog and is also the Content Director for SurvivalWeekly.com. He currently resides in a fortified bunker in the upper Midwest, accompanied by his lovely wife and their three adolescent Weapons of Mass Destruction. Jim's first book, Prepper's Home Defense, was published late 2012 and his second book, tentatively titled The Prepper's Complete Guide to Disaster Readiness, will be out in mid-2013, both coming from Ulysses Press.

3 thoughts on “Divorce, child custody, and emergency planning”

  1. It is understood by all parties that my place is THE place. I have all the preperations. Normally my wife’s ex would be not allowed on property, but in a disaster situation, the more hands to help the better so I’d tolerate him.

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