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The Texas Supreme Court issues emergency order regarding the COVID-19 pandemic effect on court-ordered child possession schedules

The COVID-19 (CoronaVirus) crisis is affecting all of our lives on many levels in Texas and throughout the greater Houston area. This is especially true of divorced or separated parents of minor children who are concerned about how school and business closures will affect court-ordered visitation and possession schedules.

“Parents may believe that court-ordered child possession schedules are affected by school closures,” said Trey Yates, the founder and director of the Guide to Good Divorce seminar program. “The impact of school closures has been clarified by the Texas Supreme Court Emergency Order regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.”

If you are in this category, you may be understandably confused regarding when and if exchanges should occur if schools are closed indefinitely. Or, you may be wondering how this crisis might impact your court-ordered possession schedule if unique situations develop such as job loss, etc. Clearly there are more questions than answers at this juncture about how this pandemic may continue to develop in the weeks and months ahead.

If you need immediate legal advice in connection with your divorce, child custody matter and/or possession schedule, we invite you to contact the office of Trey Yates at 713-932-7177.

Read the Supreme Court of Texas fifty-ninth order regarding the COVID-19 State of Disaster and its effect on court-ordered possession schedules here.