Understanding the Stay-at-Home Order – Parenting Time

Effective March 24, 2020 and through at least May 1, 2020, Governor DeWine has issued a Stay-At-Home Order to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

That Order specifically states that traveling to exchange children pursuant to a Court Order is Essential Travel.

14. Essential Travel.

e. Travel required by law enforcement or court order, including to transport children pursuant to a custody agreement.

The full text of the Order can be found here:


Parties should continue to follow their parenting time Orders. Further, despite Governor DeWine characterizing the school closures as an ‘extended Spring Break’, both Greene and Montgomery County have stated specifically that the 2020 Spring Break is ONLY that time which was scheduled by the school calendar as Spring break and not any additional time caused by the school closures.

You can find continuing and updated information from each Court here:


Be smart. Keep yourself and your children safe.

If you have any questions about your parenting time order or how things should be handled, please call the office or email Michelle.

Wishing you all the best of health.

Understanding the Stay-at-Home Order – We Are Open

As you’re surely aware, Governor DeWine has issued a Stay-at-Home order effective March 24, 2020. Legal services is listed as an Essential Business under Section 12u.

Our office will remain open, but we are following the recommended precautions and adding a few of our own. In addition to nightly cleaning and copious amounts of hand-washing, we are limiting our time in the office and asking that people not stop by without calling first. We will arrange a time to meet with you and ensure that everything gets a good wipe down before you arrive and after you leave.

We are still taking new client appointments. Our rooms and areas are large enough for appropriate social distancing. We also offer telephone consultations as well as both Skype and FaceTime appointments.

For our protection and yours, we ask that if you’re sick or if you’ve been exposed, please stay home.

Understanding the Stay-at-Home Order – Court Access

As we’re sure you’ve seen, Governor DeWine has issued a Stay-at-Home Order, hoping to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Courts are to remain open with enough personnel for basic functioning. That means they are continuing to accept filings state-wide. However, each Court will be handling things differently. Most Courts are only having emergency hearings. You can find the list of restrictions for each respective Court here:


This list is being updated regularly, so the plan for yesterday isn’t the same as the plan for tomorrow.

For existing clients, if you have a question about your hearing date, please call or contact Michelle with your questions.

Wishing you the best of health.

COVID-19 and Court Operations

The Chief Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court, Maureen O’Connor, gave a press conference today about Court access and precautions regarding COVID-19. Courts will remain open although access may be limited. Access and precautions will be determined on a court by court basis. Many Courts have already issued specific orders. They are all linked here at the Ohio Judicial Conference website.


Of note, Clerk’s Offices are still open for the filing of new actions and motions on existing cases.

For my existing clients, please don’t hesitate to contact my office with questions regarding your impending hearing date. Our office remains open, although we are taking all of the appropriate disinfecting and social distancing precautions.

We are continuing to have in person office appointments, but also offering FaceTime, Skype and telephone appointments.

The legal process might have slowed down, but all of our lives go on.

We wish you all the best of health.

COVID-19 Update

Like everyone, our office is concerned with the spread of COVID-19, the coronavirus. We are taking all recommended precautions, but wanted to share some information.

To date, all courthouses are open and continuing operation. To our clients, if you have an upcoming hearing and believe there may be an issue attending, call us as soon as possible.

Our office is currently open. We have janitorial services every evening cleaning the office, but will also be wiping down doorknobs and communal surfaces throughout the day. We are washing our hands at regular intervals and offering a place for our clients to wash their hands as well. We are limiting our physical contact with others, so please don’t be insulted if we don’t shake hands.

If needed, we are happy to schedule existing and new client appointments by telephone, Skype or FaceTime. Just reach out to us to schedule.

Hopefully these precautions will slow the spread of COVID-19.

We at Maciorowski Law, LLC wish you all well during this trying time.