How Young is Too Young to be Left Home Alone


How young is too young to be left home alone? Miles Mason, Sr. interviewed on WREG News Channel 3 by Mike Surani and April Thompson. Aired Dec. 28, 2016. Miles Mason, Sr. is a Memphis, Tennessee family law attorney.

Miles Mason said while there is no rule, the suggested age is ten depending on circumstances.

“I think neighborhood would fall into that consideration, and in terms of how close a parent or guardian may be nearby,” he said.

“Accidents happen and second guessing a parental decision of I’m just next door, it’s an emergency — I don’t think it’s government’s role,” added Mason.

Miles Mason, Sr., JD, CPA practices family law exclusively and is founder of the Miles Mason Family Law Group, PLC. Miles is the author of the book Tennessee Parenting Plan and Child Support Worksheets: Building a Constructive Future for Your Family available on Amazon.com. His firm handles family law matters including divorce, child custody, child support, alimony modification, prenuptial agreements, child support modification, and complex divorces with business owners, business valuations, and forensic accounting issues. Memphis divorce attorneys, the Miles Mason Family Law Group, PLC is located in Memphis, Tennessee serving clients in Germantown, Collierville, and counties throughout western Tennessee, including Shelby, Tipton, and Fayette counties.

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