Dear questioner, While a minor, (an individual under the age of 18)You are 100 % protected by the proprietary protection laws of the United States. Parental jurisdiction is limited in many ways, one of the many ways it is limited is in property laws. I'll explain why here. 1. As long as the minor has obtained the item that complies with all laws included, but not limited to: federal, state, and local laws. Then you are protected. 2. As long as you the minor have a job that holds legal status under the various employment laws meaning taxation and the such. Then you are protected. 3. No property law of the United States is based on an age restriction. Accept guns, weapons, or drugs. And operating a vehicle. Among others. 4. If a parent gives a child (a person under 18). Money, or any other item, then by the property laws of this nation it's considered a gift. Which means it cannot be forcibly taken back by the donor. Otherwise it's theft. 5. While a minor is under the jurisdiction of a legal guardian or parent. It does not give the person of authority the right to break the law. It says in the Constitution of the United States. " no person shall be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law" that's the reason the police need a signed search warrant in order to search and or seize private property. 6. It is true that a minor is under the control of a legal guardian. But control does not grant extra rights. It is considered theft for a person of authority to seize your lawfully obtained funds, (Paycheck) and or other legal gains of funds. Even if you are a minor. 7. A minor does not have to pay rent or any other form of payment in order for the laws of the United States or any other country to be in full effect. A minor only needs to lawfully obtain a piece of property.: phone, bike, car, etc. and use those items in accordance with all laws that govern you. To be protected by the various laws. 8. While a parental figure can deny the minor the right to use the guardians electricity. It does not grant the legal guardian the right to seize legally obtained property. 9. The only way a parent could lawfully seize property would be if the minor obtained the property illegally. And or if the minor is committing or has committed an action which is deemed illegal by the laws that govern you as a legal citizen.