Do Parenting Plans and Family Court Orders Continue During COVID-19? Posted onMay 4, 2020September 10, 2020/ Devry Smith Frank LLP Podcast #45-Do Parenting Plans and Family Court Orders Continue During COVID-19? Does COVID-19 mean that separated parents should not let the children see the other parent? Does the coronavirus crisis justify breaching court orders? This special edition of the Ontario Family Law Podcast explains the law and provides tips for difficult situations. The coronavirus crisis is having a profound impact on every aspect of our society. With all the significant changes in the way that everyone is living every aspect of everyday life and all the new public health requirements, separated parents are having questions about whether they should continue to follow the current parenting scheduled as set out in a Parenting Order or to an agreement with their ex. All that is happening at a time when the Ontario court system is shut down and dealing with only the most desperate situations. As a result, there are no court decisions providing guidance about exactly what parents should do about their parenting schedules in the midst of this crisis. However, there are some established principles under our family laws that do provide some guidance. This podcast goes over those laws to give some assistance to separated parents. Podcast #45 In this edition of the Ontario Family Law Podcast, Certified Specialist, John P. Schuman, explains whether parenting plans and family court orders should continue during Covid-19 For more information, check out www.DevryLaw.ca. The companion book to this podcast, The Guide to the Basics of Ontario Family Law is available by clicking on the book to the right. The e-book is $9.99 and is available for immediate download from Amazon for Kindle, Kobo and iTunes for iPad, iPhone and Mac.If you have found this podcast useful, please feel free to share it on your social network by using the buttons to the left or at the bottom of the page. Hundreds of people download episodes of the podcast every month because of the valuable information it provides on family law and family court issues. This podcast was provided for general information only. It does not constitute legal advice with regard to any specific situation. Opening and closing music © 2010 Little Jackie Wright Thanks for listening.