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COVID-19 Parental Rights and Responsibilities

Updated: Apr 8


COVID-19 Update. Our office is open during the pandemic to assist with your legal needs. We are receiving questions from parents about the status of parental responsibility, timesharing and visitation during the pandemic. On April 2, 2020, the Chief Judge of the 12th Judicial Circuit issued Administrative Order 2020-9.12 which states: "The Court expects all parties to continue to adhere to all final judgements, temporary orders, settlement agreements, or other orders of the Court awarding parental responsibility and/or decision making and/or time-sharing. The Governor's Executive Order 20-91 does not restrict or prohibit time-sharing. Executive Order 20-91 does not excuse parents of their obligation to comply with time-sharing and other provisions in their parenting plans, which includes transportation. Should one parent be unable to exercise time sharing due to COVID-19, that parent must immediately notify the other parent, by whatever means available, so that alternative means of contact may be arranged."


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