COVID Is a Legitimate Factor in Family Law Litigation
Video Transcribed: So guys, here’s one that should piss anybody off. My name is Brian L. Jackson. I am a father’s rights attorney in Tulsa, Okla. I’m going to talk about a story that I caught on the news last night. This one just pissed me off. I talk a lot here about issues dads find themselves facing. This is an issue parents are finding themselves facing.
It was a case of a woman who went before a family court judge in Chicago, Illinois on a child support matter. And the judge, just on his own power, asks her if she’s been vaccinated for COVID.
She told him no, at which point in time, he proceeds to strip her of custody of her child just for not being vaccinated. And she apparently had been advised by her doctor not to get vaccinated because she’s had bad reactions in the past to vaccines.
Guys, this should scare you. For a judge to be sitting in a position where they’re going to substitute their judgment, as it were, for the judgment of somebody’s physician is scary. That’s a dangerous situation. It’s dangerous territory.
What you should understand, though, is that COVID is a legitimate factor in family law litigation. If there’s reason to think you would be exposed, if there’s reason to think you are infected, in Oklahoma, there are cases where judges are using that as a reason to temporarily restrict visitation, temporarily restrict custody. It is definitely an issue.
Now, I am certainly not going to sit here and tell you to get vaccinated. I will tell you that’s something that you should talk to your physician and trust your physician.
But I will tell you this is something to be aware of if you’re dealing with the family court because it is coming up in court, it is an issue, and judges are considering it. So guys, be aware of that. Talk to your physician. And then if you are at high risk, be aware this is something that could come out in your family law case.
If you need help in a situation like that or you have any questions concerning custody rights in Tulsa, I would encourage you to go to dads.law, where fathers are not disposable, and guys, we’ll help you out.