Q: My 14 year old son took a computer to his dad’s that wasn’t his to take and won’t return it.
My mother purchased a computer for my son to use at my house. It wasn’t working correctly so he asked if he could take it and work on it and bring it back. I don’t know how to fix it so I told him by this past Monday to have it back. He said fine. I also told his father. My mom told him repeatedly that it is never allowed at his dad’s house. He came over the other day since it wasn’t working right and asked me if he could take it and fix it and bring it back. He never returned it and said he never will. He said he came over with the intentions to take it and to never come back to my house again. My mom asked his dad and I asked his dad for it to be returned and he refused as well. My mom wants it back. It wasn’t a gift. It was bought for him to have a computer to use at my house. We used it as well. He is 14 years old. What legal recourse do we have here?
A: Not much in a practical sense. You could file a small claims action, but that may not be worth the time, money, and effort it takes to go through the exercise of it all. Your best bet is to deal with the situation yourselves and work it out. I realize that may not be possible, but it is your best bet at a satisfactory outcome.
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