Nixa, MO asked in Family Law for Illinois

Q: Father of 10yr old and share 50/50 custody. Me and his mother disagree about the dangers of corona

I have given up going to what I’d consider high risk places long ago, never do I go anywhere without wearing a mask as additional protection for my own protection and my sons. The mother sees no issue going to bars, events etc. that I consider high risk without a face mask. Im concerned this is an unnecessary hazard to our son. Ive asked her repeatedly and even in writing if she would please work with me to limit unnecessary exposure to our son. I could care less where she goes &what she does personally, but I do care that she takes that exposure right to my son, and then I get him. I proposed that anytime she chooses to expose herself the least we could do to protect our son is that she allows me to get him before she leaves and keep him for 72hr after so there is at least a quarantine period to better assure our sons health. I feel this risk is unnecessary, as I volunteered to pick him, drop him off, even if last minute. We live in Illinois. What can I do? BTW She hasn’t had vaccine

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1 Lawyer Answer
Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko
  • Wheeling, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: It is a difficult situation.

You cannot compel another parent to use the same level of seemingly reasonable to you precautions to protect your 10 year old son.

Also, a 72 hours "quarantine" will not assure that the son will not get exposed to any Corona strain as infection exposure could happen within days of exposure even if the infected person does not yet experience any symptoms.

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