Q: Are parents allowed to do this?
Hello, my dad has withheld all food other than peanut butter and oatmeal for over 2 weeks now. He also previously took off the shower knobs and turned off the water. Today he came into my room while I was at work and took over $3,000 worth of my belongings. Is he allowed to do all of these things I’m mostly focused on the food issue because this is the current situation. Please let me know. Thank you so much.
A: It would depend if the child is a minor, or if they are of legal age and therefore no longer the father’s responsibility, legally speaking. If the child is a minor, then the father is legally responsible for creating a safe environment for his children, this includes providing basic essentials such as food and water. Child protective services would be able to conduct an investigation of the child’s environment while under the father’s care and step in as they see fit.
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