Won a guardianship case against them, and now they won't let us take his clothes (he lived with them for a bit so all his clothes was at their residence)-- i.e, "you can have him with the clothes on his back". Fair enough to say, they bought a lot of it, but there are articles of clothing that we bought ourselves and they took as well. Can we ask for all of it (since they were gifts to my son) or just some of it? What will be the best way to go about it with enough warning and civility? *Me and my ex (he lived with them) get along, it's just his parents*
Just ask for it and let them know that it is in the best interest of their grandson because he would like his clothes. They expect that you will not allow him to visit it you just won against their guardianship. You might offer to allow him to visit them as away to have them provide his clothes back to you. Otherwise, if they are not willing to put your son first, just move on because it is not worth the fight. Good luck
I think that if you had to pay a lawyer $400/hour you'd buy new clothes. As guardian of the person you don'the own his clothing. Has guardian of the estate you do on his clothing but then have to determine what is his clothing and justify fighting for it. Kids own nothing.
Unfortunately, clothing simply is not worth fighting for. My thought is that your ex in-laws are extremely angry at you because you have won the guardianship case against them, so now they are being petty in order to get back at you. I truly hope their pettiness does not permeate all of your future dealings with them. Good luck to you.
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I would also add that you could ask your ex to deal with his parents about this
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It would be more costly to sue the grandparents for the clothing than it would be to buy new clothing. Children grow so fast - by the time you got them he would have outgrown them. It sounds like a retaliatory remark... some people are sore losers. As Mr. Burn's said... $400 an hour for an attorney would buy quite a bit of clothing for a child. You have to do a cost / benefit analysis.
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