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“Preparing For the COVID-19 Vaccine: Tips For Disagreeing Co-Parents,” Divorce Magazine

What happens if you and your former spouse are unable to see eye to eye concerning your child’s COVID-19 vaccination

In an article published in Divorce Magazine on October 5, Alexis Garcia discusses how co-parents can prepare for the COVID-19 vaccine if they have differing opinions concerning vaccinating their child.

Garcia explains that if you and your former spouse have different opinions concerning your child’s COVID-19 vaccination, you should first take some time to review the terms of your final divorce decree or custodial order to determine what it says regarding legal custody of the child: sole legal custody or joint legal custody.

Additionally, she shared that if your COVID-19 vaccination dispute goes before a court, there are a few things that you should keep in mind when preparing your case, including evidence supporting / against vaccinations, parental involvement and religious beliefs.

“Ultimately, the court will balance all of these above-mentioned factors, among others, to determine what is in the best interest of the child. For example, all other things being equal, if protecting the child from COVID-19 and keeping other members of the community safe is in the child’s best interest, a judge would likely rule in favor of the parent who is pro-vaccination,” Garcia concluded.

For the full article, click here.

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Alexis Garcia – Associate

Alexis Garcia is an attorney at Atlanta divorce and family law firm Boyd Collar Nolen Tuggle & Roddenbery. She handles all types of family law matters, with a focus on complex divorce litigation, child custody and support disputes, and paternity and legitimation.

Learn more about Alexis Garcia here.