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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Massachusetts on
Q: My mother has court ordered visits of one of my daughters, with the rise of Covid again, I'm not comfortable with it

They have 2 grown children who also live in MA and visit them almost daily, but my mother lives in RI. They aren't cautious, but I don't want to be held in contempt. I've offered video calls and outdoor visits, they won't budge. How do I keep my foot down?

Kimberly Erwin
Kimberly Erwin answered on Sep 12, 2021

I don’t know that you can. If the court order was entered after the start of the pandemic, you most likely need to allow visits. If it was entered previous to the pandemic, I would suggest requesting masks (as well as your other requests) be worn in writing. If they refuse, I would document the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for California on
Q: i have a closed cps case but still have 2 visits n phone calls but the kids live with there dad n he cut me off

social worker says hell set up visits then avoids me what can i do

Kimberly Erwin
Kimberly Erwin answered on Sep 12, 2021

While it depends on how your case was closed and what local practice customs suggest, I recommend keeping a log of your attempts to see the children and your attempts to set up visits via the case worker. After documenting several of these attempts, talk to a lawyer about filing a motion to get a... Read more »

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