With Covid-19 Vaccination Disputes on the Rise for Divorced Parents, Courts Forced To Step In

Law Week Colorado

April 11, 2022

Kelly Robinson and Madeleine Sheahan Rosengrants

Sherman & Howard attorneys Kelly Robinson and Madeleine Sheahan authored a Law Week Colorado article that discusses the rise in Covid-19 vaccination disputes among divorced parents. The articles addresses how these issues arose and how a court decision is obtained.

Nearly a year ago, one of our fellow family law practitioners correctly predicted a surge in disputes about whether children should receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Parents who historically agreed to vaccinate their children against polio, MMR, Hepatitis B and chickenpox are not seeing eye-to-eye on the COVID-19 vaccine. Whether this is a political dispute or a concern over the speed of the vaccine approval process, the cause of the dispute is irrelevant. When there are two parties who, in good faith, are both acting in a manner they perceive to be in their child’s best interest, the court is placed in the unenviable position of resolving the dispute.    

Read the full article HERE.