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The Covid-19 Vaccination and Custody

Jennifer Hargrave, of Hargrave Family Law, was recently a guest on KRLD Radio where Baylee Friday asked her: Could refusing the Covid-19 vaccine put a parent at risk of losing custody?

Listen to her answer or read a summary of Jennifer’s answer below:

LISTEN to the show:


Could refusing the COVID vaccine put someone at risk of losing custody or visitation with their child. Jennifer Hargrove at the Hargrove Family Law in Dallas says it’s unlikely.


In my experience judges are actually pretty hesitant to make a medical decision like that without a medical expert’s opinion. But there are exceptions. For example, if a parent is taking some action that is intentional in putting that child at risk or if there is some kind of neglect or intentional action that is harmful to the child. 


So as Jennifer says,  it’s best for parents to communicate with each other when it comes to medical decisions and she adds that parents usually are on the same page when it comes to their kids’ health.

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