Co-Parenting During the Pandemic

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Law Office of Lynndolyn Mitchell P.C.

Rockville, MD

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Child Custody, Divorce

In the midst of a pandemic there have been many challenges relating to vaccinating children, mandatory quarantines and virtual learning. Parents who share joint legal custody have to consult one another on major issues relating to a child's health, education and welfare. Issues relating to the pandemic and COVID-19 vaccinations fall under major decisions. Whether a child will participate in school virtually is also a major decision that should be shared by parents with joint legal custody. The right to vaccinate a child between the ages of 5 and 17 is a major concern of parents and should be resolved by mutual agreement. Courts often do not want to intervene in deciding whether or not a child should be vaccinated or not. A parent who believes that the other parent is abusing his/her power with respect to decision making should consult an attorney prior to filing for modification of legal or physical custody based on a parent's refusal to communicate regarding a child's health education or welfare. Given the challenges relating to the pandemic, parents have struggled to make difficult decisions that might affect a child's best interest. If you find yourself in need of legal representation relating to co-parenting issues, the Law Office of Lynndolyn Mitchell PC is exceptionally qualified to help you navigate the court system in order to resolve conflicts relating to co-parenting during the pandemic.

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