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Do parents have any protection against computer misuse crimes against their children?

Suppose Alice has an online account. Bob says to Alice "Give me access to your account". Alice says no, but Bob has access to Alice's email and does a password reset. This required him to ...
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Can my stepdad steal from my room when I’m gone? [closed]

Yesterday, my stepdad accused me and my brother of stealing his batons and a few other things. My brother and I had no awareness to the fact that any of these items were missing. When we denied ...
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Parental gun responsibility

A parent in Michigan who knowingly gives their minor child access to any gun which is used by that child to commit first-degree murder should now expect a criminal prison sentence (i.e., prison time ...
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How can misattributed paternity cause "a welfare minefield"?

It is in the news that a council was denied their request to force a DNA test on a child where there was a case of suspected intentional misattributed paternity. In criticising the family involved ...
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What procedures are implicated when someone accompanied by young children is arrested?

Bob is out on the town with his young child. He then gets arrested by police officers, and his child is left all alone not sufficiently mature to be able to find his way home. Do police have any ...
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Is it illegal to take turns going to the bathroom with an unrelated 3 year child in the same room if the child doesn't see anything?

I just wanted to know hypothetically. Like for a babysitter or a teacher on a field trip. For instance if you went a play for a class Field trip and the child got upset at a scary part so you take the ...
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Can a 13 year old sole trader employ someone in the UK?

Could a 13 year old sole trader employ someone assuming that they can afford to do so?
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Can a surrogate be guilty of kidnapping?

If the pregnant party/surrogate mother, during the pregnancy, formed a bond with her unborn baby(s) such that she felt she could not give them up and so she decided to leave, give birth and keep the ...
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When separated parents share parenting and one parent objects to a dangerous activity, does it matter whether the activity requires enrollment?

In the Danish "family-law" or "paternal responsibility law" there is a phrase concerning parents with shared custody, the parent with the registered address has a veto right ...
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If a woman has a daughter with one man and has a son with the other man, does that mean that the son and the father of the daughter are related?

A woman named Maria has an illegitimate daughter with a man named Gabe. After she leaves the child in his care, Maria then marries a man named Rob. She has a child with Rob. Are Gabe and Rob's son ...
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Can parents no longer search my room once I am disowned?

I am a child abuse survivor. After being harassed for years I decided to leave and seek a new life. My biological parents suddenly disowned me and gave me 7 days to vacate their house. I was extremely ...
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How do you write a prenup purely for the benefit of your child(ren)?

If there are no kids then you want the prenup to be nothing. If there are children then you want some sort of clause that means money spent helps them. Like money spent on divorce lawyers means money ...
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If your child "hacks" your device and "defrauds" the bank what is the legal situation?

In the news today there is a case of a child spending more than £2,500 on their parents iPad. A 10-year-old girl spent more than £2,500 on the gaming site Roblox after changing the password on her ...
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What is the minimum age to allow a child to ride in a forward facing back seat?

State: Arkansas For purposes of this question, "a forward facing car seat" means the same car seat, just turned around. I called the state police, and they told me that car seats must be ...
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Are parents liable to prosecution as soon as they know that their child has stolen something?

In Germany, children up to the age of 14 are not liable to prosecution. What happens when a child steals a sweet in the supermarket and the parents don't notice at first? Only when they get home do ...
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From what age may children walk home alone from an activity/sport in Germany?

In the UK, there are strict safeguarding rules for children. If a child is not picked up after school or an activity by their parents or caregivers, the teachers need to wait until they are picked up ...
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Can a parent take away their minor child's earned wages or gifts? (TX, USA) [duplicate]

If a minor 16 or 17 years old in Texas has a job and earns wages or receives any sort of gifts from friends and extended family, can their parents legally take their possessions and a) sell them, or ...
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If a man's name is on the birth certificate, but all were aware that he is not the blood father, and the couple separates, is he responsible legally?

Mother was already pregnant with twins when they got back together. She asked him to be on the birth certificate so that the bio dad couldn't have any claims on them. The bio dad has not ever even ...
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If one is threatened, are they allowed to stay silent with no legal consequences?

Andy the abuser is doing unspeakable things to his child. His wife Wendy witnesses and is aware of this. Normally, Wendy would also be held liable for not reporting this horrible crime (at least I ...
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Would a summer camp responsible for caring for a child have any alternative other than refunding money if child intentionally misbehaves?

This is a hypothetical situation for a potential story. Let's say Bob is a minor whose parents have already pre-paid for him to attend a religious summer camp as daycare for the entirety of summer. ...
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Is a school legally responsible for ensuring a child gets home after school?

Let's say Bob is a child in school who usually rides the bus home to his parent's house after school. However, one day he doesn't get on the bus, instead walking to a friend's house, where he ...
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If you know someone is committing infant abuse, do you also commit a crime if you choose not to report it?

What are a person's legal responsibilities if they believe that someone is currently committing infant abuse, but are not certain that they are doing so. For example, they might learn this from ...
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What if a child dies in school detention?

Suppose that a child behaves badly in class and is detained after class. The child has some illness, which isn't easy to notice, but he is too shy to tell his teacher. His teacher doesn't know of his ...
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What is the legality of "known" harmful actions while pregnant?

There are lots of things that are generally accepted as harmful to a developing fetus, such as drinking alcohol, lots of caffeine, smoking, etc. Would a pregnant woman who did something known to cause ...
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Child with a different last name from the biological father

The Mother M and the father F conceive a child C. F leaves M and leaves the country before the birth of C. Subsequently, M marries a different person, H. A paternity test shows that F is the ...
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Is it legal or child-labor for a private pre-school to ask preschoolers to wash dishes without compensation?

Is it legal for a private pre-school to ask preschoolers to take-turns to wash everyone's lunch dishes in the kitchen on behalf of all other students? It was a rotational. It was not singling out a ...
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Which countries divide children as legitimate and illegitimate?

Back in the 1990s in Chile, the law separating legitimate and illegitimate children was abolished and all children started to have the same rights. I'm not sure, but I think the term "...
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What would happen if this would to happen in a paternity case?

Let's say, for instance, you as a man were to be sued for child support. You then went to city hall to see if you have been declared as a father on any child's birth certificate. The government ...
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Is it true that men are forced to pay child support for children they didn't consent to have?

According to many in the men's rights movement, a woman who, in any way, gets pregnant from a man will be able to get child support from him, which in most states is proportional to a man's wealth. ...
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Life insurance already paid out

I have two step children in California and my wife died. We had a company paid free life insurance that I went ahead and claimed. I was the only beneficiary on the policy. The claim was approved and a ...
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Can a parent kick out their underage kid's kids?

Say you have a 14 year old daughter that has recently birthed a child. Obviously, you cannot kick your own kid out, but what about the kid's kid?
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Do child support payments apply in the case of a paid sexual encounter?

In the UK and/or Ireland, is child support payable by someone who fathers a child with a paid escort? Assume the scenario where the condom broke, and the escort assured the "customer" that ...
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Can a child sue their parents?

this is a theoretical question I am asking to satisfy my curiosity; hopefully this will never need to be useful for somebody Say a child is facing lots of abuse at home, or have parents who ...
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Is it legal for parents in Iowa not to allow 16 year old to attend high school

Imagine that a 16 year old in Iowa is not attending any high school because their parents do not want them to. However, they do want to attend high school. Is it legal for the parents to stop them ...
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Is it true that it's not illegal for a parent to sell their 13-year-old child to a drug dealer?

My question is prompted by an episode of the TV show Law & Order, specifically the 6th-season episode titled "Slave". In the episode, a couple of the lawyers state as fact that it is not ...
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Does COPPA ban children from playing video games online through a parent's account?

A customer service representative at Nintendo recently told me that a parent can't let their Nintendo Account be used by their child for online play without violating the Children's Online Privacy ...
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If states have conflicting precedents for sperm donation contract which state would take priority?

Let me start out by saying I know this is a highly specific question and that it's unlikely anyone here has specific expertise in the exact area. As such I'm not demanding a perfectly definitive ...
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On what basis can Google decide that 13 is the age of autonomy for its users?

On what basis can Google, Facebook, Tik Tok (to name a few) determine that the age of 13 is the age from which a person has all the privileges needed for the management of his account when the age of ...
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Do parents have a right to publish photos/videos of their young children without consent?

The Reddit discussion AITA for deleting my newborn son's instagram? soon reached In about 5 years or so I’m ready for the sh**storm when all these kids become teens and get (rightfully) angry that ...
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Is it a crime to have child outside of wedlock?

If a legally married man has a child with another woman, what are the consequences for that child? Who will be the legal father of this child on the child's birth certificate? Can this child use his ...
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Can parents be taxed for giving gifts to children?

Are there scenarios where parents would be taxed for giving gifts to their children, such as on birthdays, Christmas, etc.? Would gifts be subject to gift taxes if the amount exceeds $15,000/$30,000 (...
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How is posting fights involving minors not Illegal?

If you visit r/DocumentedFights, r/fightporn and a few other sections of Reddit you see videos of Kids/Teenagers posted fighting a street fight as competitive sport (I dont even have words to describe ...
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If someone is wrongfully chasing a child and the child knocks into something and is injured is the person that is pursuing the child responsible?

If two adults set out to pursue a child that didn't do anything wrong but was in the company of other children one of of whom may have done something, and the child flees and in being pursued trips ...
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Can parents force their teenage children to get vaccinated?

The Los Angeles school district recently made the Covid vaccine mandatory for attendance. What’s special about the Covid vaccine is that it’s supposed to be given out not just to first graders (who ...
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Where to find a European or American law that says children have right to know who their biological parents are?

I have heard that there is a law somewhere in American or European legal systems that says children have a right to know who their biological parents are. Where can I find such a law and its details?
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What are the statistics on child care arrangements post seperation?

It is a common perception that most children of separated male-female couples spend most or all of their time with their mother. It is also commonly believed that courts are used to make these ...
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Can you sue the courts and involved agencies for custody orders that proved harmful to you as a child?

One of my friend's parents, we'll call him Jamal, were separated early on. While both of his parents fought vigorously for custody of him and his brother Rodney, the court chose to grant his mother ...
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Can you always ask for an independent genetic testing when you are asked by the court to support your wife's or your partner's children?

Can you always ask for an independent genetic testing when you are asked by the court to support your wife's or your partners children? I am wondering if in the U.S. you can have a court order ...
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Does replacing a gated fence with a gateless fence reduce backyard liabilities?

When I put in a pond, the city engineer warned I must have it built within a fence, to reduce liability, e.g. if a child entered the backyard and fell in the water. Though there is a fence, I'm sure ...
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Which law determines paternity (who is the father) in Australia?

I would like to know which Act defines the rules about the determination of a father in Australia. I can find the rules on different websites, but not the source for which law it is. https://www....
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