Skip to comments.Teen Sues Parents for Cash, College Tuition. Does She Have a Case? (18 yrs old)
Posted on 03/03/2014 9:45:48 PM PST by chessplayer
A New Jersey teenager claiming that her mother and father tossed her out of their home and cut her off financially is suing them for immediate support, current private-school fees and future college tuition. The parents, meanwhile, say that daughter Rachel Canning, 18, moved out voluntarily after refusing to abide by their rules.
We love our child and miss her. This is terrible. Its killing me and my wife, Rachel's father, Sean Canning, a town administrator and retired police officer, tells the Daily Record. We have a child we want home. Were not Draconian and now were getting hauled into court. Shes demanding that we pay her bills but she doesnt want to live at home, and shes saying, I dont want to live under your rules. The rules, he notes, include reconsidering her relationship with a boyfriend who may be a bad influence, being respectful, and abiding by her curfew. He and his wife, Elizabeth, who live in suburban Lincoln Park, about 25 miles outside of New York City, have kept their daughters car because they paid for it, says Canning, and he admits that they did stop paying Rachel's tuition at the private Morris Catholic High School. A hearing is scheduled to take place on Tuesday in the Morris County Superior Court.
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Definitely not an obligation. Tons of families can’t afford to send the kids to school. Especially since she’s not willing to take their money on their terms. Must be a Democrat.
This man Inglesino induces vomiting. It is a noble and charitable act to give a teenager refuge when she is having serious difficulties with her parents. Its an entirely different and malevolent action when instead of helping them to reconcile you further alienate the girl from her family by initiating a lawsuit and hope to profit from it.
Tell her to get into the basement.
Yup. A real scum bag.
I know a man who was hauled into court because he refused to pay for his son to attend Harvard. The kid was offered a partial scholarship to Penn State, but wanted to go to Harvard. The father was a non-custodial parent and the mother was pushing for Harvard. The dad isn’t wealthy, he is just a middle class working guy, who happens to be Black, if that makes any difference.
Anyway, the Dad won. The kid went to Penn State, failed to keep up his grade point average and dropped out. Got mixed up with drugs, straightened himself out and decide to go back to Penn State at a satellite campus, but he died of pneumonia, the first semester back.
I don’t know what the point is, none I guess. It is just sometimes kids demand more than is even good for them and it takes some growing up to figure it all out. At least my friend made up with his son before he died and was paying for his return to school.
Does the phrase: “Go pound sand” ring a bell ???
He should have just been a non-greedy non-a$$hole, in other words, a decent person.
Tuition there is a scam as the Institution has enough endowment income to make everyone's tuition covered.
If I were the judge in this case, I would dismiss it 5 minutes after the proceeding started and fine the girl those costs associated with the proceeding. I would also give her a lecture about being an adult that she would never forget.
Even is the parents win in court against this ungrateful pig (do I sound like Alex Baldwin?), they will be stuck with having her on their Obamacare health insurance policy until she’s 26.
Obama and his marxist minions really knew what they were doing to American society and the family. YES THEY DID!
I see prostitution in her future.
I see a pole and pasties in her future.
You do not have to keep them on your plan. You can do so, if you can afford it or want to.
I do not think it is forced to pay for adult children.
The girl in the story should be forced to go live at the Y, work at a greasy spoon, with bathroom cleanup as one of her duties. Her phone should be reclaimed by her parents.
We do not owe our children anything once they reach 18. College is not a right. My granddaughter went to cosmetology school and HS at the same time, while working at a local grocery store PT. My grandson will either go Trades, or go for something in science and math, or both. He also plans to work his way through, knowing his parents cannot afford to hock themselves to put him through extra schooling. The boy is 11, and already a strong one.
Should my husband die I am left with nothing but my SS to live on. We went into debt to buy a starter home that 2 seniors could do the upkeep on on 1 floor, not 2. The well Kept 3,800 sq ft house was to big for just 2 old people and 2 floors was to many stairs to climb and maintain. Now it won’t sell as it sits in high CRIME Memphis.
We are a blended set of seniors both lost our spouses of many years. God put us together to take care and love each other.
We set up a Marital Trust so I would have the small estate if he dies first, due to age that is most likely, then separate trust for our Kids or Grand in my case. His dad is a spendaholic, I want my grandson to have a chance at trade school or college. I refuse to give his father a DIME. Nor is he the Trustee. My youngest son helps us when he is asked if he is not working that day. Instructions read Books and tuition per semester and 1 provable emergency fund with a $500 limit. Want more or need it GET A JOB. Tied up so tight no law suit or gold digger can get their fingers on it, no probate, and he does not get a dime until he is 30 if he does not get a higher education.
I am the oldest of 4, graduated HS in ‘66 dad was a boilermaker in a steel mill, we lived pay check to pay check. I knew there was not way I was going to college or trade school. I waited tables for a whole $1.50 per hr until I married. Biggest mistake I ever made, what turned out to be a abusive man. I walked out, could not drive, no job, no money 2 kids. I went to work in a factory and supported us.
And they get the taxes if they don’t, and can’t cancel if they do sign up for it.
IRS WARNS 0’care tax must be paid with tax return
IF she wants a free education join the MILITARY do the time get an education.
For months, Rachel an honor student, cheerleader, and lacrosse player has been living with the family of her best friend and classmate, Jaime Inglesino, whose father, attorney John Inglesino, is bankrolling Rachels lawsuit. Hes also requesting in the lawsuit that the Cannings reimburse him for the legal fees, so far totaling $12,597, according to the paper.
Ah what is in it for him - oh never mind he’s just a great guy, yea sure.
She could just forget about college and marry up since she’s such a “complete package”...No?
She would look much better wearing an apron at the local butcher shop and earning her keep. An 18 y/o child must follow family rules if she wants to live at home. An 18 y/o adult is responsible for her own support but can make her own decisions. The parents have permitted her to choose adult life (not that they could stop an adult), and I hope she learns from her choices.
some school to choose sides against the parents, Huh
interestingly (I actually clicked the Yahoo link, to get the full story and comments), I read through about 300+ comments, and most are thinking the sa,e as we are (Yahoo is a well known LIB organization/site)..
Maybe they have pissed off enough of the people to wake their butts up to finally STOP being the ‘silent majority’...
It’s what we need... but about 2 decades late :/
I read elsewhere that she is an honor student. If so she can probably get a full ride somewhere, and work part time for spending money and birth control.
Thanks to out insane "Free Trade" policies, most factories have beem outsourced to China and elsewhare. Today you wouldn't have that option.
Tell me about it, my youngest works in a steel cabinet maker factory, as spot welder, makes about $9 an hr. Good thing he is single. While I’d like to see him married he’s 32, and have a grand baby, no way a couple could make it on that kind of money. Lucky to have a job at all. We still don’t know what impact 0’care if going to have on his job. He pays rent, food, utilities, and cell phone, does not leave much left over.