Q: While my 6 yr old was talking on the phone with her father I overheard that he had bought her sparklers for them to use on his next visitation day. Our daughter is 6 yrs old. Isn’t this dangerous for a small child? Also I thought these things were illegal in New York city. What can be done? Should I just let it be? he isn’t the smartest tool in the shed and I fear of her getting hurt. There is absolutely no communication between us and whenever I bring something up he gets defensive. We have a court date coming up before his next visit. Can this be addressed in front of the judge?
A: David’s Answer: First, I’d advise to communicate your concerns to the father, even if it’s just via e-mail. Second, if he either doesn’t reply or does so but dismisses your concern, then address this with the Judge on the next court date. Schedule a consult with a Bronx Family Law attorney for more info.