What do you do if you and your ex are simply at odds over your current
custodial order and any proposed changes to address COVID 19 Concerns?
This is a very hard time for everyone and at times, especially so for families
required to follow a custodial schedule that is simply not working amid
the COVID 19 concerns. The Court has in fact encouraged the parties to
follow their current court orders, but what if COVID 19 concerns arise
that the parties simply are unable to tackle on their own.
1. Attempt to mediate your concerns with your attorney or a 3rd party that
you trust. Any agreement between the parties tends to be better than the
uncertainty of receiving orders from the Court.
2. Ex Parte Applications: Family Court (at least in Los Angeles County)
is open for emergency Child Custody concerns and domestic violence restraining
orders. If you experience a real emergency as it relates to your current
custodial schedule, the court may or may not hear your matter. The concern
MUST be immediate and the Court’s order will address the potential
danger to the child/children.