Civil liability for property damage

My kid broke a friends computer while in the
care of his dad. Dad decided to deduct half of
the compensation provided to the friend’s
mother from my child support check.
I am responsable for damage cause by my child
when he is at his dad’s house?

Asked on December 5, 2018 under Family Law, Florida

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 1 year ago | Contributor

The parents of a minor child are responsible for damage done by the child. Since there are two living parents, you and your child's father, you are jointly or together responsible for the damage--so you each are responsible for half it's cost.


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