Can the foster parents take the items they bought for the foster child back if the child moved out? 6 Answers as of December 12, 2013

If your foster parents buys you an item over 300 dollars and you end up moving out, do they legally have to take it back?

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Lawrence Lewis
Lawrence Lewis | Lawrence Lewis, PC
They can take whatever they want, because they paid for it.
Answer Applies to: Georgia
Replied: 12/11/2013
Michael Breczinski
Michael Breczinski | Michael Breczinski
If it was a gift to you then it is yours.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 12/12/2013
The Law Offices of John J. Carney Esq.
The Law Offices of John J. Carney Esq. | John J. Carney
A gift cannot be taken back for any reason. Once you give something to a person it becomes their property.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 12/5/2013
Charles M. Schiff, Attorney at Law
Charles M. Schiff, Attorney at Law | Charles M. Schiff
If the circumstances of the giving are consistent with their being a gift to you exclusively, they would not have the right to take them back. If the items are more in the nature of household items to be used by you or another foster child, they would not be considered a gift to you exclusively and the foster parents would likely retain ownership.
Answer Applies to: Minnesota
Replied: 12/5/2013
Law Office of Brendan M. Kelly
Law Office of Brendan M. Kelly | Brendan M. Kelly
Question depends on the item and the nature of the gift.
Answer Applies to: Nebraska
Replied: 12/6/2013
    Freeborn Law Offices, P.S.
    Freeborn Law Offices, P.S. | Steve Freeborn
    You don't identify the item, or the reasons for the move out or even the age of the child. If the item is only $300.00 or thereabouts, it the fight worth it? Do you even have a use for the item, or do you simply want it back because you feel hurt by the move out?
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 12/5/2013
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