Earlier this month, Cook County Judge James Shapiro made headlines by issuing a ruling in which an Illinois mother was denied visitation, also known in Illinois as parenting time, with her 11-year-old son because she had not been vaccinated against the coronavirus. On August 30, he reversed that order, allowing the mother to once again see her son. But the debate ignited by the case, and questions of how or if vaccination status should play a role in parental rights, are likely to continue for some time.
Click on the links below to read more about Judge Shapiro’s initial ruling and the later reversal. If you have concerns about how your parental rights could be impacted during the pandemic, the experienced parenting time attorneys at WARD FAMILY LAW, LLC, are available to discuss the specifics of your case and how we may be able to assist you. Contact us to schedule an initial consultation.
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