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I am 16 and my dad accused me of damaging some property He told me to get a job to pay back the damages Is he able to take my paycheck from my job without any physical evidence of the vandalism?

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June 04, 2009 3:40PM

You're in a tight spot. So is your dad. Honoring, respecting and obeying your dad are really important things to be able to do. It is very hard to know the right course of action when a parent is bringing up a young person. there's no guarantee that parents will be perfect (as if that has to be announced). But when you are faced with similar decisions, not many years from now, you'll have a better understanding of how important your respect for your dad really is. Hang in there; things are not always the way they seem to be. Until you are an adult, your parents have the ability to 'take' your paycheck. In many states, you can't get a job without a work permit, which requires both parents and school authority permissions. It is a tough position to be in! huffanpuff says not in my state .you can get a job at 16 and no one can legally take your pay check. Is you dad telling you to hand over pay check to him? Is he going to your job and tacking your check?