Ninth Judicial Circuit Issues Amended Emergency Family Law Temporary Order

The Ninth Judicial Circuit (Orange and Osceola counties) has issued an Amended Emergency Temporary Standing Administrative Order 2020-07-01 signed March 27th 2020. The order addresses urgent family law matters arising from the COVID-19 / coronavirus crisis. The order addresses parental responsibility, time-sharing, emergency motions and hearings, communications, guidance for self-represented parties, and related family law matters.

We strongly encourage everyone who has pending order(s) or case(s) in Orange and Osceola counties to read Amended Emergency Order 2020-07-01 carefully!

The order warns that “unreasonable, hurtful, or destructive behavior may be severely and harshly sanctioned by the court, and the non-offending parent may be awarded significant make up time, including summer and consecutive major holidays, and the Court may award attorney’s fees and costs to be paid to a prevailing party. “

If you have questions or concerns regarding this, please discuss them withyour attorney.

Note: this article was updated March 29th to reflect the Amended Order signed on March 27th 2020