Child previously owned an iPhone on joint agreement w the other parent but I had it shut off eventually as the rules of use were not followed. Mainly it was excessive calls and texting with the other parent during days I have placement. Most days it was a call or txt going back and forth every 15 minutes during waking hours. So shut it off and got a home phone. Just found out the other parent bought our child a burner phone and instructed her to hide it from me. My daughter said her mom told her she needed it for emergencies (?). There has never been an emergency like that and we have a home phone. Did the co-parent unilaterally make a major custody decision by putting our child online with a smart phone?
Getting a cell phone for a child in my mind is not a major decision as defined by the Wisconsin custody statute which specifically spells out medical, school and religious decisions as being “major” as well as driving when the child is age appropriate. Others may differ from that opinion.
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