You`re worried that your children are exposed to COVID-19 and you don`t want to send them back to the other parent`s house, at least until the crisis is over. But your ex refuses to change the terms of your education contract. You don`t want to wait for it to reveal itself. You want to act immediately. Talk to the other parent about your concerns. Try to agree on the steps you can both take to protect your child. It`s a stressful time, but it`s important to try to reach an agreement before deciding to go to court. In this case, you can get an emergency detention order from a judge. But remember that the laws and procedures for custody and visitation of children vary from state to state. Some states have a very high bar for granting emergency orders, which often require proof of fact of “imminent danger” or serious risk to the child.