Queens, NY asked in Child Custody, Divorce and Family Law for New York

Q: Mother wants 15 YO to babysit 3 kids on her week with the kids over 10 hrs a day while at work is this legal WO license?

My ex-wife wants to have a family member who is 15 YO to babysit 3 kids (4, 8, 9 YO) who are currently doing remote learning and need constant supervision and help. Her plan is to have the 15 YO watch all 3 boys without any adult supervision for over 9-10 hours a day, 5 days a week, every other week. I disagree with her decision but am I able to stop her? I feel this is neglect on her part when I'm more than able to supervisor the boys while she is at work during her schedule week with the boys. The boys consistently are getting hurt in her watch but not sure if I'm jumping the gun. Is this even legal without a license?

1 Lawyer Answer
Lawrence Allen Weinreich
Lawrence Allen Weinreich
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Garden City, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: 15 YO are used as baby sitters all the time especially during the day. This is something you have to work out with your wife or get the lawyers involved.

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