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reply to post by Destinyone
Wait. Is a post 18yr old child not living at home entitled to parental support or not? What difference does it make what the parents' situation is? This isn't a complicated question. And raw end of the deal doesn't even come close to describing my ordeal (now past).
reply to post by kaylaluv
Of course not. I always met my support obligations and more. Always. This was well after my daughter turned 18 and had moved out of the house. In MA, if the child is attending school fulltime you are obligated until they are 25yrs old. This is based on their living 'at home' which my daughter was not. And no, there was nothing in my divorce agreement about that at all.
edit on 5-3-2014 by jtma508 because: (no reason given)
Judge denies teen's attempt to sue parents for money
A high school student suing her parents for living and school tuition costs has lost her first round in court.Rachel Canning, 18, sued her parents after claiming they kicked her out of their home last year. Her mom, Elizabeth, and dad, Sean, a former police chief, said their daughter left home because she didn’t want to follow house rules. On Tuesday, a New Jersey judge denied the teen’s request for emergency financial assistance during a court proceeding that brought her together with her parents for the first time since October. The two sides did not exchange any words, although at times Rachel’s parents wept.
Strike one for little miss I got mad because I didn't get my way now give me what I want. The judge made the right call on this one because it would be setting up a very bad precedent that would give kids even more power over their parents. Kids have way too much power now.
Nearly everyone found the lawsuit frivolous, with numerous people describing the teenager as a “spoiled brat.” One person responded with only a picture of Veruca Salt, the pampered, overindulged girl from the movie, “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.”
Why am I not surprised.