Hello. I am a divorced mom with full legal and physical custody of my 6 yo daughter. My daughter's father has recently learned that I allow her to ride her scooter without a helmet. Could her father use it against me in court in case he decides to fight for additional visitation and or custody modification?
The reason I do it is that her head gets overheated in the helmet when she rides her scooter during the summer. Please advise.
Thanks so much in advance!
Relax. In the event of a custody/visitation dispute everything you have done and some things you haven't may be used against you in court. Nevertheless, the court is not likely to take much notice of the helmet issue, other than perhaps to advise you to use one in the future. Of course, if there is a pattern or disregarding use of safety measures then the helmet issue could be the straw that breaks, but you haven't mentioned anything else so, I think you are probably best not to worry about this... Good luck!
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Yes, it can be used. However it may not carry a great deal of weight. Nonetheless a helmet is a good idea, even when it's hot.
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I agree that, although this is relevant, it is not likely something the judge will consider unless your daughter has suffered some injury as a result. I also agree that a helmet is probably worth the discomfort. You may be able to find a more ventilated helmet at a bike store.
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I agree with all my colleagues on this one. It does not carry much weight with a judge, but you really should make her wear a helmet or your next posting well be about personal injury.
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