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Dear Attorneys,

My co-parent and I can’t reach a decision about whether or not to have our 5-year-old get the COVID-19 vaccine. Do I have any legal remedies?


Covid Concerned


Dear Concerned,

That largely depends on who has legal decision making for your child. If you and your co-parent have joint legal custody, then you will need to work together to reach a decision. If you cannot reach a decision on your own, you can seek out a co-parenting counselor, parenting coordinator, or, you can take the legal route and either retain an attorney, or hire a mediator to help you reach a decision. That said, if you do have joint legal custody, neither of you are allowed to take unilateral action, so if one of you does, that could cause other issues, such as contempt motions down the road.

If you have additional questions, contact Wolf & Shore Law Group. We are here to make your family law matters easier, not harder.  Ever argue with a woman? Let Wolf & Shore Law Group go to work for you. Call us at 203.745.3151 or email us at


Very Truly Yours,

Wolf & Shore Law Group

*The situations represented in our Dear Attorneys column are entirely fictional and any resemblance to a specific case is unintentional. We cannot, and will not, offer legal advice to anyone who is not a client. However, if you do have questions or concerns, you should contact an attorney at your convenience.

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