I have physical and legal custody of my child. My child lost a tooth while visiting her dad. He will not give me the tooth. I feel like physical custody includes lost body parts which include baby teeth. Can I require him to return the tooth or sue him for the tooth?
The Answer: You can sue for any reason you like, but you probably won't be successful in winning a lawsuit over your child's tooth -- even if you have primary custody.
Congratulations to your child for loosing their tooth! What a big day for them. We hope the tooth fairy was generous!
To answer your legal question, though: It's possible to file a civil lawsuit for just about anything, at any time.
At first glance? No, you would most likely not win a lawsuit to get your child's baby tooth back.
It would probably be a colossal waste of time and money. And, the judge hearing your case might decide to punish you with fines or your ex's legal fees because you wasted the court's time with a frivolous lawsuit.
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