Granger, IN asked in Child Custody for Indiana

Q: During COVID-19 mandates, does parent in MI have right to INSIST on transporting child who lives in IN

Stepparent in Niles was "home sick" the other day, works for InstaCart (so lots of exposure) Child lives in Bremen, schools at LaVille, has far less risk of exposure. (and i am on NEITHER grownup's side ... have explained to both from beginning the only "winner" should always be this precious child). Can her "physical custody" parent retain her for health safety reasons during this pandemic

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John Mario Acosta Jr.
John Mario Acosta Jr.
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Valparaiso, IN
  • Licensed in Indiana

A: Based on your question and the information contained I would look to what State the order is from and if that State has child exchanges as an essential reason for travel then exchanges can happen. If the other parent can't leave because of a state order from the governor then the other party can travel to get child, but as it stands right now COVID-19 is not affecting child exchanges.

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