Serving Clients in Cobb, Fayette, Fulton, Gwinnett and Surrounding Areas

Custody and Covid-19

While Georgia’s Governor Kemp has yet to issue a statewide “stay at home” order, most of the hardest hit counties such as Fulton, Cobb, Gwinnett, etc…, have made declarations of emergency. These declarations have stay at home provisions which may give rise to custodial issues.One of the most frequent questions we have been receiving during this covid-19 pandemic, can I deny court ordered visitation due to the “stay at home” order in my county. Unfortunately, the answer is it depends.When a county declares a state of emergency, the county issues an order or multiple orders instructing citizens how to conduct themselves. The county may inadvertently issue orders which could potentially conflict with custodial orders already put in place.