We live in Alabama.
My daughter is 17 and has a 3mo baby. She revently broke up with the baby's father, 18 yr old, who is abusive and has been arrested numerous times for physically hitting her and making repeated threats, some left on her voice mail. The issues of paternity have not been addressed.
When he was bailed out for the most recent charges he immediately started a campaign of harrassing and threatening phone calls. There are numerous
police reports of this harrassment and we now have a protection order against him. One night after his last release from jail the tires on her car were slashed (after numerous threatening and harrassing phone calls) and her sisters apartment (where she was previously staying before coming home out of fear for her safety) was vandalized. The only items taken were his belongings and a cell phone belonging to another family member.
(Ironically he called her from this phone the next morning but since then has denied any involvement)
My question is can we take him to small claims court to make him pay for the damage to her car (exceeds $300) and the apt?
We are in Alabama, since he is 18 would we file against him or against his mother?
We are happy that she has finally had enough and decided to return home but feel he should be forced to pay for his mischeif. Noone saw him do this but it is pretty evident that he is the responsible party.