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  1. #1
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    May 2013

    Default Can My Parents Claim a Gift to Me is Their Property

    My question involves personal property located in the State of: Wisconsin

    I am a 20 year old whose parents bought a laptop for me. This would make the laptop a gift. I am moving out and they are threatening to take the laptop away. If I leave with the laptop can they claim I stole the laptop? Or is it my property?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Behind a Desk

    Default Re: Can My Parents Claim a Gift to Me is Their Property

    It depends on what "[my] parents bought a laptop for me" means. For example, if it means "[my] parents bought a laptop for me to use" then it could reasonably follow that it's their laptop that they're letting you use.

    How about you apologize to your parents for whatever it is that's creating this particular conflict, and create a plan toward establishing independence such that this sort of thing is not an issue in the future?

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2012

    Default Re: Can My Parents Claim a Gift to Me is Their Property

    Can you prove it is your property?

    I didn't think so.

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