Child Custody During COVID-19 

Child Custody During COVID-19  

If you have children and are divorced or considering a divorce, child custody and visitation rights can be a significant issue to work through. It is why you should secure representation from an attorney who understands the complexities of the law and of your particular situation. While parents may believe a divorce is “all about them”, courts are charged with acting in the best interests of the child or children involved. This, of course, is the way it should be and why the team at Owens Law Office works so diligently in securing fair and equitable custody and visitation rights. Attorney Phillip P. Owens II and his team work assertively, using over 25 years of experience to serve our clients.

Not Common Times

While child custody and visitation rights are commonly an issue in divorces, COVID-19 has created some extraordinary and exceptional circumstances. Here is what you should know about child custody and COVID-19.

First, it should be understood that COVID-19 has impacted the flow of cases through family courts, including custody cases in Oklahoma. That makes it critical that families try to work as a team in resolving visitation issues on their own. Keep in mind, this is a temporary situation.

Best Interest of the Child

Those involved should also know that courts are inclined to leave present visitation and custody decrees in place during the pandemic. They generally feel this is in the best interest of the child. There may be exceptions, however. If a family health professional feels that it may be in the best interests of the health of the child to make changes. This is possible if one parent or the other may have been exposed to the virus, potentially putting the health of the child at risk.

Serving Individuals and Families

If you feel COVID-19 has placed you in unusual circumstances when it comes to child custody or visitation rights, contact Attorney Phillip P. Owens II at Owens Law Office 405-608-0708. We will be glad to answer your questions. We have adjusted office procedures and client consultations to be COVID compliant. We’ve been serving individuals and families throughout the Oklahoma City region for decades. We would be honored to assist you. Owens Law Office…focusing on personal injury and family law.

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