Can I See My Child if They Are Quarantined at My Ex’s House?

COVID-19 has continued to disrupt the day-to-day interactions of families throughout Georgia. For divorced parents, managing parenting time and custody agreements during the Coronavirus pandemic can add further complications to an already stressful time. With new developments happening at a rapid pace, many people are wondering if they can see their child quarantined at an ex-spouse’s house.

Custody and Visitation Rights During COVID-19

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp announced that he will be ordering a shelter in place through April 13. The Gwinnett County Bar Association released a statement to clarify how parents should maintain child visitation schedules during COVID-19. Parenting time will be governed by the previously established school calendar — regardless of whether a family has implemented a homeschooling schedule out of necessity. This includes adherence to regular breaks, holidays, and summer vacation. We recommend watching our YouTube video that discusses this specifically.

Settling Custody Disputes During COVID-19

Many courts in Georgia have stated that custody agreements and visitation rights based around a school calendar should still be followed even though schools are closed. If you are concerned about how custody or visitation may affect your child’s safety during COVID-19, it may be best to discuss these concerns with the child’s other parent. Working out a temporary agreement on how to proceed during the Coronavirus pandemic may be in your child’s best interest. If an agreement cannot be reached, a member of our team can explain your options and help select the best one for you.

How to Stay Safe During the Coronavirus Pandemic

When interacting with others during the COVID-19 pandemic, it is helpful to adhere to health and safety recommendations from reputable sources such as the Center of Disease Control (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO). Some recommendations provided by these organizations include disinfecting commonly used surfaces, maintaining appropriate social distancing, and frequently washing your hands.

Contact an Experienced Family Lawyer Today

The skilled legal team at ADLG will continue to follow how COVID-19 will affect courts and custody matters. We understand that the Coronavirus pandemic may disrupt many of the processes that you have established with your child and ex-spouse. If you have any questions about how COVID-19 may affect your custody agreement or visitation rights, contact our team to schedule a consultation today with an experience family law team member.


Click Here for a Consultation
Recent Blog Posts
Atlanta Divorce Group Earns Distinction As A Law Firm 500 Honoree for 2020
On Saturday, December 5, 2020, the Law Firm 500 Award committee announced the list of 2020 Honorees, ranking Atlanta...
What Will You Carry into 2021? What Will You Leave Behind?
2020 Challenged All My Assumptions We did it — we made it to the last month of 2020! What...
How to Overcome Abuse to Divorce a Narcissist
Initiating a divorce can be difficult. Divorcing an abusive narcissist can feel impossible. Fortunately, there are healthy ways to...
View All Posts
N/A

Atlanta Divorce Law Group

Alpharetta Office

Atlanta Divorce Law Group
3560 Old Milton Parkway,
Alpharetta GA 30005

Buckhead Office

Atlanta Divorce Law Group
3355 Lenox Road,
Suite 750

Atlanta GA 30326

By Appointment Only
Marietta Office

Atlanta Divorce Law Group
533 Johnson Ferry Rd
Suite D-450

Marietta GA 30068

By Appointment Only
Suwanee Office

Atlanta Divorce Law Group
593 Main St,
Suite B,

Suwanee GA 30024

By Appointment Only