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Parenting time and support issues in the era of COVID-19

COVID-19: Parenting exchanges

On March 22, 2020, Dr. Amy Acton, director of the Ohio Department of Health, ordered that effective 11:50 p.m. on March 23, 2020, all persons are to stay at home or place of residence, unless they fall into one of the listed exceptions.

For parents operating under a parenting order, important questions come to mind: Is travel for parenting exchanges permitted? Does this fall into an exception? The answer to both questions is YES!

Travel required by law enforcement or court order, including to transport children pursuant to a custody agreement is considered Essential Travel and one of the exceptions to the “Stay at Home” order.

It is important for children to feel a sense of normalcy and to maintain a consistent schedule, as much as that can be accomplished now.

Should you be in need of legal assistance with regard to your parenting order, please feel free to contact The Law Offices of Saia, Marrocco & Jensen Inc., where we remain available to answer your legal questions.

COVID-19: Modifying child support or spousal support

During this difficult time, people are facing changes in employment and income. At The Law Offices of Saia, Marrocco & Jensen Inc., we understand that many people may being seeking or may need to seek a modification in child support or spousal support.

We remain available to serve your needs, while being mindful of the “Stay at Home” order.  Please contact our office to set up a telephone or video conference to discuss your legal needs.