Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for North Carolina

Q: If there's a court order can a parent deny visitation because she's worried about covid?

Mom from Arkansas is saying she's worried about covid so she will not bring minor child to meet dad from NC in TN for Christmas break. There are court orders for visitation for summer and Christmas. Child was with dad this past summer.

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Amanda Bowden Houser
Amanda Bowden Houser
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Jacksonville, NC
  • Licensed in North Carolina

A: Worried in general - likely not and if she does deny visitation on that basis alone, you can likely have her popped pretty hard for it depending on the terms of the Order. Worried because you or someone in your immediate family you reside with has Covid or there are travel bans or some other legitimate reason - likely yes. You should consult with a local family law attorney in the county where the child resides ASAP. Best of luck.

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