If I’ve beenin a car accident with my minor children in the car, amI required to inform their mother if no medical attention was needed?

Kids are 12 and 15 years old.

Asked on November 11, 2011 under Family Law, California


M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

Listen, do you think that she is not going to find out?  You certainly can not tell the children to hide it from her.  That would not be right.  Think of it if the shoe was on the other foot here and you were the one being kept in the dark.  I think that you do have an obligation to tell her on some level, although I can not point to a law or statute that would tell you that.  I just think that it is best to come clean and let her know what happened.  If there is a police report then the kids are listed on it and she needs to know that as well.  Do the right thing.  Good luck.

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