Covid-19 and Child Custody
Updated: Jun 24, 2020
Covid-19 has affected all areas of life including parenting plans. If one parent is not sharing custody according to your court approved parenting plan, you don’t have to wait until the courthouse doors open to see your children.
Did you think the courthouse was closed because of the virus? The courthouses are closed to the general public and are operating with minimal staff who telecommute from home but the courts are accepting emergency motions.
Always try negotiating with the other parent first. Sometimes they only need you to hear what they are worried about. But if negotiations fail, your attorney can speak with the other parent's attorney. Reminding a parent that they face court sanctions such as fines and jail time may alleviate the problem. Your attorney can also file a motion with the courthouse to enforce your parenting plan.
Please consult with an attorney to learn what actions might be best for you and your children.
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