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    Default Can My Father Take Away My Personal Property That I Paid for

    My question involves civil rights in the State of: Texas
    I am 14 years old, and my father is constantly taking away my phone and locking it in a safe. I paid $500 of my own money for this phone, and he paid nothing. My parents pay for my cell service, so I understand that they have the right to take that service away, but is it legal for him to take away my personal property? He is also threatening to sell it; is that also illegal? If it is legal, is there anything I can do to stop it?

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    Default Re: Can My Father Take Away My Personal Property That I Paid for

    Same answer as in the other thread you started (although I note that, in that other thread, the child in question was your friend, but in this one it's you).

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    Default Re: Can My Father Take Away My Personal Property That I Paid for

    At 14 your parents can take every dime you earn or have in your piggy bank and all your stuff. And he can sell it or throw it in the trash.

    I'd suggest you stop whatever action is causing your father to punish you.

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    Default Re: Can My Father Take Away My Personal Property That I Paid for

    I was also wondering if, by legal technicality, the act of grounding a child for a long period of time was illegal? I, of course, would never take legal action over punishment but I've always wondered if that counted as restriction of unalienable rights without due process.

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