Justin, TX asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Texas

Q: Can I deny my son's father from taking him for his weekend due to covid-19 and the fear of him not returning him on tim

I live in Justin Texas my son is 13 I have had primary custody of him since he was 3. My sons school shut down on March 27th because of covid-19 they may be shut down longer than that. Ever since my ex husband heard about this he has been trying to get me to give him extra time of mine, of course I said no because I wanted to keep my son near me during this time. This weekend is my ex husband's weekend he lives 5 1/2 hours away in Orange Texas near Houston Texas which has already had multiple cases of Corona virus. Per our divorce decree my son is supposed to be home by Monday so when I asked my ex to confirm that he will be home Monday he told me he cannot confirm that because he does not know what is going to happen with the virus. I know that he was already upset that I would not give him extra time so I fear that he is setting up a scenario already to not bring him home when he is supposed to by blaming it on the virus and not being able to travel because of it. What can I do?

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Michael Glynn Busby Jr
Michael Glynn Busby Jr
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Houston, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: Texas Supreme Court has issued an order that with schools out, and the Pandemic you should still follow your order such that school was in session. https://www.txcourts.gov/media/1446251/209050.pdf

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