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Covid-19 KPLC Interview with Randy Fuerst and Summer Visitation Updates

On April 15, 2020, Governor John Bel Edwards ordered Louisiana schools closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. The Juvenile and Family Court Judges for Calcasieu Parish have released the following protocol for interpreting current Joint Custody Plans as it relates to Summer Visitation in for those in Calcasieu Parish.

  1. Parents are encouraged to work together and to make all reasonable efforts, not only to maintain the access provisions in their Joint Custody Plans, but also to provide additional time between the child(ren) and both parents, assuming it does not affect their child(ren)’s ongoing education if they are still engaged in school for this year.
  2. As for the beginning of “Summer Visitation” as detailed in Joint Custody Plans, the Court is using the official last day of school provided in the Calcasieu Parish School Board schedule for the 2019-2020 year which will be May 21, 2020. This is the date that “Summer Visitation” is to begin pursuant to each parties particular Joint Custody Plan.

Additionally, there are general guidelines to follow for custody in light of COVID-19. Please see KPLC Interview Link, the KPLC interview with senior partner Randy Fuerst, of the Lake Charles family law firm, Fuerst, Carrier & Ogden.

There are still many unknowns, for any personal questions or concerns regarding any aspect of family law in Lake Charles or surrounding areas—please contact us through our website or by calling 337-436-3332.

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