Hillary Moonay Quoted in The Washington Post
Family law partner Hillary Moonay was interviewed by The Washington Post in connection with the recent surge in vaccine disputes between ex-spouses. The article “Divorced parents are going to court over vaccinating their kids against the coronavirus” by Christine Nguyen, published on October 7, 2021, focuses on divorced parents who disagree about coronavirus vaccination and the tensions, fueled by inconsistent mask rules, misinformation, and reports of more children hospitalized for covid-19.
Hillary explained the difference between physical time and legal custody, adding that shared legal custody means regardless of whom the child lives with, parents must agree on issues like education, religious upbringing, and medical care.
“Unlike physical custody, where a lot of times you see one party having a much greater share of the physical custodial time, legal custody is generally 50-50,” Hillary said.
Hillary focuses her practice exclusively in the area of family law, where she handles all phases of the negotiation and litigation of domestic relations cases, including divorce, child custody, child support, alimony/spousal support, equitable distribution, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, mediation, arbitration, and related issues. Hillary contributed to the book, Slicing Up the Pie: Property Distribution in Pennsylvania, published by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute Press. She has been featured as a case note contributor for the Pennsylvania Family Lawyer, has authored articles for The Legal Intelligencer, including The Impact of Social Media on Family Law Matters and Post-Retirement Benefits in Matrimonial Litigation, and frequently lectures on a variety of family law topics.
Hillary is a frequent contributor to Obermayer’s Family Matters blog, an online resource covering timely news and information about all issues relating to divorce and custody issues. Read her latest article “Vaccinations and Custody: What happens when divorced, separated or unmarried parents can’t agree?” here.