Numerous orders have been issued in Kansas and Missouri. Our office is attempting to compile orders and other guidance as they are brought to our attention. Please call or text (913) 257-3110 to schedule a phone or video conference to address your specific questions.
The Johnson County Bar Association is also posting orders on their website. Their updates include information pertaining to municipal courts and other courts in the Kansas City Metro Area.
Information for Missouri courts is available here.
UPDATE: Johnson County Family Law Courts have confirmed our interpretation and provided the additional guidance below (which we anticipate other Kansas courts will follow). Cass County Missouri has also issued a similar order regarding parenting time, and we expect other Missouri courts will follow. Parents should follow their regular parenting time schedule as closely as possible and work together as necessary, with certain exceptions.
Paragraph 11 on Page 3 of Johnson County AO 20-06 states: “All in supervised visitation or exchange in any family law case previously court-ordered to be conducted by court personnel or a third-party provider is suspended until further order of this Court. The judge ordering supervised visitation may permit the use of remote supervised visitation. Exchanges shall still occur without regard for the suspension of supervised exchange programming. Exchanges are to occur in another safe manner, such as: alternate agreed exchange supervisors, safe public place exchanges, curbside exchanges, or the use of online check-in tools. This Order does not affect any other parenting plans.”
The Administrative Order only suspends supervised parenting time through Court Services or other court-approved providers, such as the Layne Project. The Layne Project’s updated information may be found below. Parents who utilize supervised exchanges but not supervised parenting time are still expected to exchange according to their regular parenting time schedule, although they will be required to make different arrangements to coordinate the exchange.
Court Services and other third party providers are circulating the guidelines below.
Please note that the Johnson County Emergency Public Health Order directs everyone to follow valid court orders while the “stay at home” order is in effect.
Effective March 30, 2020, ALL Johnson County court proceedings will be conducted remotely. Each division will provide additional instructions.
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