Vaccinations and Custody

Does a parent’s failure to vaccinate their child constitute abuse or neglect? Some people do not believe in vaccinations because of religious reasons or fear of the government. Should their rights to privacy outweigh what we consider in society to be a scientifically based decision? Ultimately, the decision is left to the judge when the parties do not agree. Generally, in joint custody situations, if the parties do not agree on certain issues (ie: religion, healthcare, recreational activities, residency and schooling) then the court steps in to substitute the parties decision with that of the court. Complex issues, such as vaccinations, require the use of well seasoned and experienced custody experts like those of the Justice Legal Group.

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