Questions tagged [children]

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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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 a Caregiver's Authorization Affidavit under CA law able to replace parental or guardian consent for school athletic participation forms?

Would presenting a Caregiver's Authorization Affidavit under CA law allow the signature of the caregiver to be used in place of a parent or guardian, or would the school take issue with that? Athletic ...
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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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while going through section 3,MAJORITY ACT 1875 ,i noticed a few hiccups in the illustrations.could someone clarify whether it 's a mistake?

firstly it stated that : Section 3 in The Indian Majority Act, 1875 3. 8 Age of majority of persons domiciled in India.- (1) Every person domiciled in India shall attain the age of majority on his ...
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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 is the principle that children can consent to other children of the same age, but not to an adult, called?

Two three year old children that agree on "playing doctor" and examining each others bodies, including genitalia are not committing a crime (but if one three year old child forces another ...
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Are visitors affected by family law of UAE and Qatar?

Does the family law of UAE and Qatar apply to people who transit the airport, or who stay for not more than 1 day and enter the country for that purpose? Especially laws about child custody. UAE (...
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Child Sexual abuse - can you jail person just based on what child said?

I heard this case and got interested. Relative of my acquintance got jailed because of child sexual abuse (child aged 8-9). But here is what confuses me. There is no proof whatsoever about this, no ...
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Is it necessary for both the divorced parents to consent for their younger than 12 years old kid to wear face mask or get tested for COVID-19?

I guess there is some consent needed since the kid is younger that 12 years old. But is it necessary for both the parents to consent? Does the opinion of the kid also count? More specifically I would ...
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Am I required to provide for my abusive parents' life after I move out?

Background My mother died 12 years ago when I was 8 years old and my drunkard father (F) married someone else (step-mother, SM) to help him raise me. Past decade has been a disaster for me. I was ...
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Do step-parents have any legal obligation to their step-children?

Suppose Billy marries Suzie and they have a son, Bobby. Then Suzie dies. Billy remarries Bonnie and Billy, Bonnie, and Bobby live together as a family for years, but Bonnie never adopts Bobby. Then ...
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Does the right to use a road affect liability in accidents?

The German traffic law is very restrictive for children on bicycles. In particular Strassenverkehrsordnung §2, section 5 states that children up to 8 years of age are not allowed to bike on roads and ...
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Stealing a wealthy man's sperm to collect child support

Mary works as a maid for billionaire investor Maxwell Baron III. They live in New York. Mary always dreamed of marrying rich. However, perhaps because of her modest family background, no millionaire ...
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Is it legal for a parent who is against vaccines to prevent their child from receiving the preventative vaccine against rabies?

So this is a modified version of a question I asked on Biology.SE. I know that the vast majority of US states allow parents to opt out of giving their child a vaccine for religious reasons, and ...
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Ethnic discrimination in education by the State

I found a petition on the potential ethnic discrimination/division of children by the national Ministry of Education. The case describes a possible ethnic discrimination by the Ministry of Education ...
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Is male circumcision without consent and without medical reason legal in France?

A lot of circumcision are realized on children in France without medical reasons. Are those operations legal or illegal ?
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Can you disown a child that is not your own?

I am wondering about this question - can you are disown a child if he is not your own? Imagine a situation when you signed the birth certificate of your wife's child not knowing he is not your ...
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How to manage landlord/landlady's aggression towards a child?

Our landlord/landlady (an elderly couple) came to us to demand that our 3 year old daughter stops playing at home because it disturbs the neighbours living on the floor below. Kindergartens are ...
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Are video consent forms needed for minors to participate in live video conferencing?

Since many classes are going online, do children under 18 require their parent/guardian to sign a consent form so they can participate? Would it be different from a video release consent form since ...
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If a couple pre-drafted a *non binding letter* stating opinions on custody do you believe it would be admissible?

-I will get an attorney don't need to make the recommendation again -I understand that prenups/postnups can't negotiate custody (best interests of child) -But lets say a couple drafts a letter that ...
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Do any laws require parents to give their children gender-appropriate names?

Do any laws require parents to give their children gender-appropriate names?
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Child legally required to be injured?

If you knew a child would be injured (not by a person or animal or medical treatment) if they did something and you insisted (without physical threats, just legal action against them if they did not ...
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Are there any recommended or prescribed time limits for ambulance to reach a special need patient in case of emergency?

When I look for ambulance and how fast it should come, I find information regarding allowed driving speed. However, for planning hospitals and roads, one should no how much time is on average ...
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Do parent's have an obligation to pay for university expenses after divorce?

In Canada/Ontario, if parents are divorced, do the parents' obligations to contribute to a child's university education expenses change based on their relationship? I'm looking at 2 cases, one where ...
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Can children be placed, and required to testify, under oath in American courts?

In one scene of the film i am sam the character Lucy, seven years old, is questioned in some kind of court under oath. When her story is "shaky", she is reminded that she is under oath and not allowed ...
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Can child support be settled out of court, and can that settlement be challenged in court?

Can child support be settled out of court, and can that settlement be challenged in court? I am wondering if settlement of child support out of court has any bearing on the legal proceedings and if ...
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Would a parent leaving their child at safe haven to avoid paying child support be guilty of a crime?

Let me start by saying this is a purely hypothetical question asked only out of curiosity, I have no unwanted children nor am I horrible enough person to do this if I did. Still lets say ...
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Does one have legal recourse if one's spouse lied about wanting to have children?

I recently read about a man (Bob) who married a woman (Alice) who already had a daughter from a previous relationship. Bob wanted more children, and Alice was happy to oblige. However, after several ...
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Conflicting terms and the definition of a «child»

This is similar to this question but applies to a specific scenario. In the Norwegian allotment garden community I belong to, a young child recently lost her mother to cancer. The statutes say that a ...
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Why weren't these affidavits in Miller-Jenkins v Jenkins accepted?

The case involed two ex lovers (one supposedly ex-lesbin) arguing about who gets custody of their adopted daughter. The ex-lesbian had several affidavits written up from suppoters saying her ex abused ...
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Can a child has different last name from both their father and mother?

So in 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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how does the court define being "in the presence of..."? ie if my girlfriend sleeps over and never sees the kids

there is a rider in my divorce agreement that says my current girlfriend is not allowed "in the presence of" my kids. There are no legitimate safety concerns, my ex-wife is just upset due to the ...
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Is it legal to hire someone to conceive a baby with?

Let's say Alice wants a child, but doesn't want to get married. Can she legally place an ad to hire someone ("Bob") with desired attributes (e.g. no genetic diseases, IQ of 180, whatever Alice wants) ...
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What remedies are available for failure to pay the orderd amount of child support in NJ

In my divorce decree which was in Texas, I was ordered to pay child support, which I paid. In the decree right above the judge's signature was a notice in bold letters that stated that failure to pay ...
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Websites for children under 13 years of age

Many websites have a section for children under 13 years of age in their privacy policy, stating that they are not knowingly collecting information from such children and the collected information ...
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Is it legal to leave small children without parents' supervision?

My wife and I went to check out an art studio (NJ, USA) for children to see if we can send our 4-year old son there to learn some drawings. It came to my attention that there were a bunch of 5,6-...
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"Ignorantia juris non excusat" vs "defence for the accused to prove that he did not know?

I thought that https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ignorantia_juris_non_excusat is one of the core principles of the law and how it is structured. Here is a snippet from the UK law: https://www.legislation....
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Possible custody problems involving parents of different nationalities

Situation: Women residing in Spain (but different EU national) gave birth in Spain. Father of the child, who is a UK national is legally known and present on the birth certificate, was present at the ...
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To what legal extent can parents prevent children from masturbating?

There was a meme circulating around of an Amazon review of a chastity belt (Be warned, there's a chastity belt in the image). It essentially is a mother describing her absolute joy that her son is no ...
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How much evidence do I need in their ban appeal that they are actually 13+ to unban someone who was banned for being under 13 (to comply with COPPA)?

Since my site collects personal information, people under 13 years of age are not allowed because of the COPPA law (and the site is not directed towards children). The most common ban appeals that ...
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Child expressly wishes to live with other parent. What is legal position of that other parent? (in general terms)

I am intending to phrase this in broad terms so that it may be useful to posterity, not just myself. The broad situation is: Location is England, United Kingdom Father and mother are physically ...
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Upcoming Child Support Hearing

Back story: I am male, 50 years old. 25 years ago, in New York State (USA), I and a bunch of coworkers occasionally would go out for drinks on Fridays after work. One of the regulars in this crowd is &...