Fremont, MI asked in Family Law, Child Support, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Michigan

Q: Mom took a phone away and won't give it back, and it was a gift to me?

My mom bought me a phone as a way of knowing where I am, but she caught me texting my grandma telling her thank for helping pay for my high school (senior)cap & gown stuff, so she took away the phone that was a gift and wont give it back because her new husband talks to her into not giving it back until I earn it back, but when I do earn it I only get it for an hour and the phone cant stay in my room with me; she even knows the passwords on it. When I'm not home, he calls and talks about me, I would like to text her what is spoken. They won't let me get a job because it will mess with taxes.

1 Lawyer Answer

Brent T. Geers

Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: Sounds like there is some family dynamic issues going on that you should discuss with your mom. Aside from that, your mom is well within her right to take the phone away. Her house, her rules. If you are 18, or something like this happens after you turn 18, you could take the phone, leave, and find your own place to live.

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