Child Custody and Possession During the COVID-19 Crisis

Child Custody and Possession During the COVID-19 Crisis

On March 17, 2020, the Supreme Court of Texas released an order clarifying possession schedules that affect the parent-child relationship in response to the imminent threat caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Order ruled that possession of and access to children under a court-ordered possession schedule shall not be affected by the school’s closure from an epidemic or pandemic, including the COVID-19 pandemic. More specifically, the “original published school schedule shall control in all instances”. 

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The Order goes on to reference the ability of parents to have possession of and access to the children by mutual agreement [if allowed by the underlying agreement].  It is always best if parents can put their differences aside and co-parent in the best interest of the children;, especially during this unprecedented situation.  

This Order by the court expires May 8, 2020.  The attorneys at Navarrette Bowen, P.C. remain tuned-in to local and state news and orders that affect our current and future clients.  If you need assistance navigating parent-child related issues, do not hesitate to contact us and schedule a consultation with one of our experienced attorneys. Currently, we are offering video conference consultations as well as mediation. Call our Denton office (940) 566-0606 to schedule or you can request an appointment by clicking here.

To read the entire order, visit here

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