Portland, OR asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Oregon

Q: I have 50/50 custody of my children. Can I vaccinate my child without my ex's permission, consent or knowledge?

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Jessica Larsen
Jessica Larsen
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  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Salem, OR
  • Licensed in Oregon

A: If you have joint legal custody of your children, legally you cannot make that decision without agreement from your ex. If you have sole legal custody of your children with 50/50 parenting time, you can make any major medical decisions without your ex. If your ex has sole legal custody and you share 50/50 parenting time, you do not have a say in the decision at all. You should review your judgment for that language and seek assistance from an attorney if you have questions.

Daniel DiCicco
Daniel DiCicco
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  • Portland, OR
  • Licensed in Oregon

A: I would bring them in for vaccinations. No court is going to be upset if you do. Legally it all depends on the language of your judgment.

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