Q: Does parent get extended time with extended spring break?
If custody agreement gives one parent spring break, is their time extended due to spring break being extended?
A: There might not be an answer for extended virus shutdown. This is new territory. Read the terms of your decree, parenting agreement, and standard court guidelines to see if any of those provide guidance about unusual occurrences like the virus shutdown. If there is any dispute between the parents about what to do, those documents typically require the parties to resolve through mediation, before permitting a filing with the court for a judge's decision. And court operations now are suspended except for emergencies for at least several weeks. If not resolved by the parents, and a court filing is made, the judge will have expected both parents to have acted reasonably during the extended break. The judge will not have much patience for a parent who was unreasonable. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local family law attorney to advise you.
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