Philadelphia, PA asked in Child Custody for Pennsylvania

Q: Due to pandemic can someone restrict their father from weekly visitation if they feel they and family they live with are

Not practicing safety measures like not wearing masks and social distancing with others

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

A: Philadelphia Legal Assistance created this guide back in late March 2020 concerning custody during the pandemic: It may be of some use to you.

A court order is still a court order, even in a pandemic - and if you choose not to follow it, for whatever reason(s), you could be held in contempt of court. If you want to change a court order in light of any changed and current circumstances, you'll need to file a petition to modify the current order. If it's an emergency, then you can file it as an emergency petition and it will be expedited.

Best of luck to you.

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