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Coogan's law in US was introduced to solve the problem of child actor's parents spending their earnings so now when the child enters into a contract parents have to open an account and put a fraction of earnings there for the child to use when he reaches maturity.
Therefore, I was wondering if in UK there is a system to ensure that parents do not spend all the child's money before he is 18 and if not, why not and how do we ensure that it does not happen. Wouldn't Coogan's law work in UK?
How can it be theft if a child is minor, his earnings belong to parents anyways.
I can't find the authority for that anywhere. Where does it say so?
I asked for medium detail but my question is quite specific. Theft act does not state that child's earnings belong to him. As he is a minor I am sure parents can spend his money.
Yes, but I am sure that in US appropriation of property belonging to another is also theft. However, Coogan's parents were not prosecuted for theft. Hence, why the Coogan's law was introduced. Unles, I am completely missing the point.
It doesn't click in my head that there is no clear system in the UK. It's probably because we don't have that many cases about child performers but there is not clear explanation to whether parents can spend child's earnings and whether a child can spend the money he earns.
No, unfortunately it didn't.