Do I Have To Give My Kids Back?: How to Co-Parent During COVID-19

by: Beth Purdon-McLellan, Associate My Ex isn’t Social Distancing – What Can I do? Generally, parents cannot use COVID-19 as a reason to change the existing parenting schedule without the other parent’s consent.  If you and your Ex have a Court Order, this Order is still in effect. While parenting arrangements always subject to the health and safety of the …

Pandemic Parenting: Early Themes Emerging from the Case Law

by: Patricia Gordon, Associate On March 17, 2020, Chief Justice Morawetz of the Superior Court of Justice issued a Notice to the Profession, the Public and the Media, confirming that the court was suspending regular operations amid the COVID-19 outbreak. Chief Justice Morawetz’s Notice confirmed that only urgent and emergency family law matters would be heard during the suspension, including: …