Q: I bought an $1800 laptop with my own money that i worked for and my mom is threatening to smash it, Can she do so?
From a legal standpoint, that would result in a property damage matter. From a practical standpoint, while it's no one's business, parents generally want the best for their children. If the laptop has created tension in terms of interference with school or placed a burden on your budget, that could create concern for a parent. Practical solutions that result in better relations can sometimes be better than textbook legal solutions in a courtroom. Good luck
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