Many parents are concerned about how the current Stay at Home Order will affect their current custody order or agreement. Should they suspend one parent’s visitation? Will they be charged criminally for leaving their homes to participate in a custody exchange? The answer to these questions is no.

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NC Stay at Home Order and Custody Orders

The current North Carolina Stay at Home Order specifically allows for travel between residences for purposes of custody exchanges under a court order or agreement. Therefore, parents should continue to abide by their current custody orders, otherwise, they run the risk of facing contempt and punishment by the court in the future.

Specific Wording in the Governor’s FAQ says:
Can I carry out a court-ordered visit with my kids?
Yes. To the extent possible, maintain social distancing wi