Woodstock, IL asked in Child Custody for Pennsylvania

Q: Is a verbal agreement for custody an essential reason to leave my home under a stay at home order?

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Cary B. Hall
Cary B. Hall
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Norristown, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: In Pennsylvania, I would say yes.

At present, Gov. Wolf's stay-at-home order creates an exception for “travel required by…. [a] court order”. Child custody orders would fall under this exception.

There's also another exception for travel to care for minors, and presumably this would cover your verbal custody agreement. My advice, however, would be to make it a quick-strike trip: go pick up/drop off your kid, and then go home.

Best of luck to you, and hope this helps.

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