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Yes as quickly as possible!:0 Your mother is being really selfish doing that to you. I know- parents divorcing is hard enough, and that's without the kind of thing your mother did. I'm sorry OP, truly.

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I would know of this. My parents divorce and still argue despite being far away. For my birthday my dad sent a text message saying he's changing his number, therefore cutting contact with me and my mother.

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Even though it is difficult to get parents to do anything you ask or tell them to no parent has the right to set a present intended for you on fire, no matter the circumstances. OP has full right to get reimbursed for those gifts. Hopefully this can be sorted out with a little talk with OPs' mother but if she doesn't budge I'm pretty sure that either OP or OPs' father can sue for destruction of property.

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Asking to have them replaced isn't materialistic, it's fucking realistic because those were their things and the mother had NO right to destroy them, divorce or not, don't take that shit out on your kid, it fucks them up way more than the divorce itself

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87, become a lawyer or a computer programmer. Then eventually, you'll understand why and how things that are "stupid", "outrageous", "contradict common sense" or "ridiculous" can remain perfectly logical.

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So let me get this straight, somebody burned the presents that didn't belong to them simply because it was somebody they hated, and they shouldn't replace them? Haha you probably know this woman and are defending her, who in their right mind would defend such a crazy bitch. Go fuck yourself.

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112, Learn to read. As I said, "it is legal to be an asshole". Technically the presents were probably her property in legal sense and she had the right to destroy them - in legal sense, so she is not obliged to replace them - in a legal sense. And I don't care about defending anybody - that's not my problem. Be happy she didn't set the house on fire instead. Because she could.

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112, Somehow people forgot that parents are allowed to take toys away and even destroy them if they want, which includes birthday presents. It is a dick move, yes, but it is allowed. There was a FMYlife few months where people suggested to do just that. yet when somebody actually did this, suddenly everybody is screaming "she has no right to do that". Nope, she has the right to do that for absolutely no reason, because till the child becomes adult all his stuff is managed by kid's parents. Although doing so certainly won't improve relationship with children, but this is their problem. Or are you perhaps complained because her action was "unjust"? Well, justice is a matter of perspective. So suck it up and deal with it. In OPs case the best idea would be to move away or live with uncle/aunt/grandparents - the the storm calms down and till they finish their divorse crap.

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118, no complaints with the house. Obviously, burning the house down would probably violate couple of laws/regulations, so most likely she wouldn't have the "right" to do that.

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The important thing to remember here is that none of us here are actually involved in the situation, and will have no effect on the outcome, regardless of what we decide is legal or illegal. So, shut up xD

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Also, without knowing anything else about the situation, like for example the op's age (which is very important for the legal issue), it's all moot anyway.

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EvilUndead, using your logic at post #59. Since the presents are shared property, assuming that OP had not received them as yet and is not an adult, then the mom has no legal right to destroy them without the consent of the dad, him being the other party in co-ownership. At the very least she would have to replace half the value of the destroyed items. Secondly, a present, like mail or similar can be construed as belonging to the persons' whose name is on it or its addressed to. Therefore the mom is wrong here if OP is an adult. While I agree parent have the right to destroy toys, usually that they deem harmful or dangerous to protect their children, doing so out of spite, is as you say unjust. while having no regular legal redress, a case could be brought in Civil court.

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And while I agree people have the legal right to be assholes, it's sad that to be part of the fight that defend such freedoms as that and the right to sue for not exercising common sense. Like texting while RIDING A F#^KING bicycle. Guess we have to take the good with the bad

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