Sunday, January 17, 2010

Is divorced parent able to give a minor a cell against the other parents will?

One parent is purchasing a cell for a minor disregarding the objection of the other parent. Joint legal custody. Any precedents?Is divorced parent able to give a minor a cell against the other parents will?
No. Its their kid too. He has just as much say as you do and can do what he wishes as a parent as a result. You can however control what goes on in your own home.Is divorced parent able to give a minor a cell against the other parents will?
Nope - you are out of luck or the other parent is. The parents - either - are able to do anything they want. They can take their kids to rated R movies, buy violent games, purchase cell phones and Ipods. You name it - as long as it is not illegal, there is nothing that can be done.

However, if it endangers the kid(s), you can take them to court for supervised visitation. But that is almost impossible.
if it is joint legal custody then.....

joint legal custody means that both parents have the legal authority to make major decisions for the child......

if you had sole legal custody then....

the parent who has sole legal custody is the only person who has the legal authority to make major decisions on behalf of the child.... these include decisions regarding education, religion, and health care...

so in your case.......

one parent has just as much right as the other to give the child what they wish....
They can give them the phone, and when the child is in your care, you can take the phone away. If you tell them you intend to do that, they may decide not to waste their money on it.

With that said, unless you have an *extremely good* reason why you don't want the child to have the phone, I'd suggest saving your 'stances' for the more important issues.
It is not good parenting but one parent can give their child anything they want. Sometimes the non custodial parent will do things like this to make up for not being there all the time, to get the child to like them better or to annoy the ex. Waht is wrong with the kid having a cell phone anyway?
Mom's rules apply when the kids is at Mom's house; Dad's rules apply when the kid is at Dad's house. You and your ex are never going to be in perfect agreement about matters like curfew time, driving privileges, rules for visiting friends, and so on and it's silly to try. Children are very adaptable and will manage just fine.
It's a cell phone!!!!!!!!!!!! What kid doesn't have one? If its going to cause drama just take it before they go see the other parent or tell the other parent that it's for emergencies or staying in contact with you.
It's a cell phone. For kids, that is almost like oxygen....they can't live without it. Stop trying to make a mountain out of a molehill. Once you are not paying for it, why worry?
its ok.

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