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Problem Solvers Coronavirus Hotline: Custody and Visitation During Covid-19

Posted at 7:19 AM, Apr 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-03 08:19:45-04

With all of the shelter-in-place and safer-at-home orders, we’ve gotten questions about custody and visitation.

One viewer wrote into our coronavirus hotline and asked, “Has Governor Stitt responded to any questions regarding families that are going through divorce and the very young children that are supposed to go for weekend visits and one evening visit a week?”

2 Works for You reached out to Judge Kelly Greenough who oversees these cases for Tulsa County. She said, “This particular Supreme Court directive will apply to all visitation or parenting time orders and family courts or other cases concerning custody or visitation time of minor children, which conceivably could encompass guardianship matters... It says that for purposes of a person's right to custody and visitation or parenting time, the original published school schedule for the child shall control.”

Judge Greenough went on to say, “The Supreme Court directive says that there's nothing that prevents parties from altering a custody or visitation order by written agreement if it's allowed by the assigned judge.”

She said the first step is to call your lawyer, then contact the court clerk’s office. The next thing to do is contact your assigned judge to get it in approved in writing so there is no disagreement down the road about what the parties did.

If there is a coronavirus question you would like our problem solvers to look into, call our coronavirus hotline at 918-748-1502 and leave a message.

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