Asked in Family Law for California

Q: Can my exes boyfriend take her computer away because she was emailing me?

Documents say you shall not hold back from either party from talking to the kids. We used to do cell phone, my daughter got a computer from school and I noticed she was emailing her mom. So I started to email them when they were at there moms. Then last week the boyfriend took it because she was emailing me.

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Tobie Brina Waxman
Tobie Brina Waxman
  • Culver City, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: "Can" ?? There really isn't enough information here. You mention "documents". Are you referring to court orders? It's unlikely that his taking the computer away is ok or acceptable. Without knowing what is in your court orders, it's difficult to say what remedies are available for this conduct. Bottom line is that the orders are binding on the parties (the parents); not third parties. It is up to the parents to make sure the orders are complied with and the children have unfettered access to both parents.

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