New York, NY asked in Civil Litigation, Family Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for New York

Q: Is there a law that allows me to protect myself against state-mandated threat of infection to my life and my child’s?

Thanks in advance for your time.

I have an 8 year old daughter. Her mother and her partner are reckless about COVID-19 infection, attending protests, traveling on airlines, not wearing masks, not using sanitizer etc. By contrast, I have protected my daughter with every measure possible (I’m in the pathogen-mitigation industry). The court has mandated that my daughter go back and forth between households. That poses a direct threat of grave bodily harm to me (I’m 59) and my daughter. Is there any law in the country that allows me to defend myself against state-mandated threat to my life and my child’s?

1 Lawyer Answer
Lawrence Allen Weinreich
Lawrence Allen Weinreich
  • Garden City, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: Your choices are either not to have your daughter come to you or to go to court and ask for custody.

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