Divorced parents take the vaccination of their children to court

The Spanish Association of Family Lawyers (AEAFA) has alerted this divorged couples on Tuesday that some divorced couples are already going to the courts at the

Divorced parents take the vaccination of their children to court

The Spanish Association of Family Lawyers (AEAFA) has alerted this divorged couples on Tuesday that some divorced couples are already going to the courts at their discrepancies when vaccinating their children against Coronavirus for the beginning of the school year.

According to this association, lawyers of different parts of Spain have interposed demands for voluntary jurisdiction to address this issue at the impossibility of parents to reach an agreement.

From AEFA it appeals "to the consensus between the parties" by the "well-being of children" so as not to have to resort to justice, something that could delay the decision on vaccination or not to minors until one year.

The dilation of this process is due to the fact that there is no specialized jurisdiction in family, minors and disability in Spain, denounces the association, which indicates that these cases should be resolved in a "reasonable period", 15 or 20 days, with a " Immediate appearance and resolution "so that" nobody's health is put at risk. "

Lawyers recall that vaccination affects the parental parental practice and in case of disagreement in divorced parents, both must go to the court to settle the controversy, something that could also occur in married couples.

On this matter, the Association emphasizes that adolescents of 16 or more years have the capacity to accept or reject vaccines but children and girls aged 12 to 15, need the accompaniment and consent of parents or legal guardians.

In the event that both parents retain the parental and disagreement parental, the Government aims that "Vaccination of the COV-19 should be considered as an official calendar vaccination, since its indication has been established by the health authorities" .

"Health services, if they understand that this decision involves extraordinary risks to the adolescent, due to its individual clinical circumstances and the risk of exposure to the virus, may request a judicial decision," says the executive.

Updated Date: 03 September 2021, 12:22

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