Covid-19: Divorce and joint custody of children

A friend who is separated and in the process of divorcing her husband has an eight year old daughter. As part of the court ruling on separation she is domiciled with her mother but her mother is required to take her 40km away to an airport to, either hand her over to her father or put her on a plane as an unaccompanied child to the other side of the country, depending on where the father is at the time, for all school holidays except summer which is split. Has this court judgement been overtaken by the Covid-19 regulations? Does she have the right to keep the child with her during the Easter break?

The situation over what to do in relation to joint custody of children during the Covid-19 period is unclear and lawyers are not in agreement over the interpretation of the situation.

It seems people can take children from one parent to another, by car if necessary, according to each family’s joint custody situations, by ticking imperative family reasons on the confinement form where garde ...

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