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Questions involving children, typically in relation to family-law. For questions about legal rights and responsibilities of young humans consider using tag "minor" instead.

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Are minors required to be represented by an attorney in Kentucky?

I was in court with my child on a truancy case and was told by the judge that a minor in the State of Kentucky is required by state law to have representation by an attorney. What does Kentucky law ...
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Minor travelling solo? [migrated]

Got a question: My son, who is 15, wants to visit The Great Wolf Lodge in Grapevine with his friends, he also has a Fortnite teammate who leaves there, so they want to spend a weekend in the park. I ...
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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 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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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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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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I believe my ex is using DHS to create problems for me, what can i do? [closed]

I have recently received a visit from child protective services. The visit was due to a report of possible neglect regarding my youngest child. I am confident after speaking with the social worker ...
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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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Possible and likely court actions in case of non-payment of child support

What can a court (in Georgia) do if a parent does not pay the child support that is mandated by the court decree that ended the marriage? What do courts usually do in such a situation? Is the court ...
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Can direct payments around the court harm a divorce case?

During a divorce proceeding the court ordered the father to pay 1xxx a month in child support through the court/state supervision arrangement. The mother is living away from the father with the child....
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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 Elon Musk's child name valid in California?

Elon Musk and his partner want to name their child X Æ A-12. Is that name allowed in California, US?
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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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Can you sign a shared physical custody contract before impregnation?

I was wondering if it exists the possibility of signing a legal agreement before impregnation that states legally that both parents compromise into offering shared physical custody of the child to ...
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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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Is it legal to carry a child around in a “close to you” child carrier?

While in a car, a child must be in a special seat. When I leave the car must I take the child seat (it’s detachable) with me together with the child. Or is it okay to place child in a “close to me” ...
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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 a child have a different last name from both their father and mother?

In the US, you can change your last name as you could with your first name. So imagine as a father, you changed your last name from the one your family gives to you. Can you choose your child to use ...
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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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What to do if ex changes child school without my consent? (UK)

If one parent changes their child's school without the others consent (both have Parental Responsibility), what can the other parent do to cancel that? The current school's new vacancy might be ...
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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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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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Is there a jurisdiction where child pornography is not illegal?

There is somewhat recent research (PDF) which has found there to be at least links to child pornography on the bitcoin blockchain with also one one explicity file on the blockchain which may be ...
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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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Shared Parenting - How intoxicated does a parent have to be to deny visitation?

I'm posting as a guest for anonymity. My ex-wife and I have a shared parenting plan (50/50 time) of our 3 year old son. We live in the US (the state of Ohio) and have been divorced (technically a ...
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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 can a father do to become the primary caregiver?

My girlfriend and I live in Indiana. Someday, we would like to get married and have a baby. And God could surprise us with a baby anytime before marriage too. Ideally, I would like to split parenting ...
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Are parents allowed to not pay for their children's surgery?

Through public internet group chats, I was able to meet a teenage girl that suffers from a medical condition. According to her, she lives in the US, but in a neglectful household where her parents pay ...
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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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Paternity of non-marital children

I came across this document today: Sometimes a married woman gives birth to a child whose biological father is not her husband. Although the husband is not the child’s biological parent, he ...
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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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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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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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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 ...