I am divorced, joint physical and legal custody. My ex wanted to get our 5-year old's ears pierced and I said no, until she was old enough to care for them herself.
Her solution, she had her 18-year old daughter (not mine) take our child to get the ears pierced, thus mom didn't do it! The older daughter signed as the parent. What can I do to stop this behavior from happening again? Is this a criminal or civil matter?
2 Answers from Attorneys
It is not a criminal matter. It can be raised in family court or in mediation of family disputes. Ultimately, however, such decisions are difficult to stop. Choose your battles wisely.
Maury D. Beaulier
Attorney at Law
Hello. I urge you to address this matter immediately. Criminality certainly does appear to be involved, but whether the matter would be prosecuted or not is a separate issue. Yes, definitely there are civil issues and I urge you to seek detailed attorney counsel with no delay.
Tricia Dwyer Esq
Tricia Dwyer Esq & Assoc PLLC
CHILD CUSTODY LAW
FAMILY LAW MEDIATOR
PARENTING TIME EXPEDITOR