Family Law | Shelter In Place – Amendment to Executive Order

Family Law | Shelter In Place – Amendment to Executive Order

Shout out to our fellow family lawyers and our humble friends in governmental places who assisted with the Amended Executive Order [ sbog.info ] entered on April 3, 2020 in response to questions and concerns relating to custody orders and parenting time transfers. As a result, the Executive Order was amended to include, in pertinent part, the following:
“That no provision of Executive Order 04.02.20.01 [ sbog.info ] shall limit, infringe, suspend, or supplant any judicial order, judgment or decree, including custodial arrangements…nor shall any person use the Executive Order 04.02.20.01 as a defense in an action in violation of a judicial order, judgment, custodial arrangement or decree…”
“Essential Services” shall also include the transport, visitation, regular care of family members and persons dependent on the services of others, and similar actions that ensure the welfare and best interest of persons in the State of Georgia, specifically including the elderly, children and disabled populations.”
The Order shall be effective from 6:00 p.m. on Friday, April 3, 2020 through 11:59 p.m. on Monday, April 13, 2020.
In addition, our friends have noted that the Governor’s General Counsel, David Dove, and Deputy Executive Counsel, Candice Broce, heard our voices and were instrumental in this process! We are grateful!”

ivory t. brown, Chair and
Hannibal Heredia, Chair, Legislative Committee
Family Law Section
State Bar of Georgia