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Abuse" question from the point of a step-parent left to do almost all parenting and household duties. Is it abuse to take rebelling children and physically guide them from point A to point B?

Lawyer's Assistant: Can you tell me what state this is in? Have any charges been officially filed?

Idaho

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?

No charges

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No attorney yet

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Family Law
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Family Lawyer: Gerald-Esquire, Lawyer replied 7 months ago

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Thank you for your patience and thank you for using Just Answer. I want to provide you the best service I can. Please feel free to ask any follow-up questions you have.

I am an attorney with 30 years of experience; I hope to provide you information that will help you in resolving your question.

No. That is not abuse. Physical contact with the child is not abuse. Normal discipline is NOT abuse. The law defines abuse as follows:

"Conduct or omission resulting in skin bruising, bleeding, malnutrition, burns, fracture of any bone, subdural hematoma, soft tissue swelling, failure to thrive or death, and such condition or death is not justifiably explained, or where the history given concerning such condition or death is at variance with the degree or type of such condition or death, or the circumstances indicate that such condition or death may not be the product of an accidental occurrence; or

(b) Sexual conduct, including rape, molestation, incest, prostitution, obscene or pornographic photographing, filming or depiction for commercial purposes, human trafficking as defined in section 18-8602, Idaho Code, or other similar forms of sexual exploitation harming or threatening the child’s health or welfare or mental injury to the child."

see: https://legislature.idaho.gov/statutesrules/idstat/title16/t16ch16/sect16-1602/

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