Divorced Parents Can’t Agree About Vaccinating Our Child | What to Know
Co-parenting can be difficult. Often, parents feel extremely strongly about how to raise their children. This is especially true when it comes to healthcare. Currently, many divorced parents are struggling to agree about whether or not to vaccinate their children. If you and your ex cannot come to an agreement, you may need the help of an experienced family law attorney. Read on to learn more.
What is Legal Custody?
In order to understand the rights you have as a parent, you must first understand your custody arrangement.
Legal custody is a type of custody that gives a parent the right to make decisions that impact the child’s life. This allows them to take part in the decision-making for matters such as health care, academics, religious practices, and more. Legal custody lets the non-custodial parent have a say in the big decisions throughout the child’s life.
If you have sole legal custody, this means that vaccinating your child is your decision to make. But, things can be more complicated if you and your ex-spouse share legal custody.
What do I do if My Ex and I Are in Disagreement About the Coronavirus Vaccine?
If you and your co-parent disagree about the COVID-19 vaccine, you should make sure to speak with your child’s pediatrician. This is the best way to make a fully informed decision. If this does not solve the problem, the parent objecting to the vaccine may need to request mediation. Mediation involves a neutral third party helping you and your ex work through the matter at hand. Mediation occurs outside of the court. But, if mediation is unsuccessful, you may need to go through a New York family court. In. this case, the decision will be in the hands of an experienced judge who is working to make the decision that is in your child’s best interests. You should reach out to a dedicated family law attorney who can advocate for you and your child throughout the process.
If you and your ex-spouse cannot agree about whether or not to vaccinate your children against COVID-19, reach out to our firm. Our team of experienced attorneys is here to walk you through all of your family law matters.
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