The Family Courts Judges of Murcia signed an Act which establishes how the visitation agreements are going to be affected by COVID-19 during the State of Alarm
Due to the concerns regarding the impact of the State of Alarm and the restrictions of movements through this period in the visitation agreements, the Family Court Judges of Murcia has published an act that settles the guidelines that should be followed during these days.
These guidelines are valid for both shared custody regimes and visiting agreements.
With its Act, the Family Courts Judges of Murcia follow the recommendations that the Nacional Association of Family Lawyers of Spain (AEAFA) has published a few days ago.
These patterns are:
1º The visitation agreements settled in the judgement have to be respected and accomplished. However, the parents can modify and adapt these agreements to others more appropiated (i.e. regimes that considers longer stayings in each parent house).
2º If the pickup and return point of the children was their school centre, this will be replaced by each parent domicile.
3º The ceases of the visitations that would take place at the Punto de Encuentro Familiar of Murcia.
4º A copy of the judgment is a valid document to justify the movement of the parent to both pickups and returns of the children.
5º The exceptional situation we are living can not be taken as an opportunity to breach the judicial ruling.
These guidelines are the answer that many parents and professionals where waiting since the State of Alarm was decreed, and will help to avoid breachings of the judicial decision and to protect the right of the children to keep in touch with their parents.