Parents Ordered to Pay Estranged Daughter's College Tuition

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  1. jkcerda macrumors 6502

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    https://gma.yahoo.com/parents-order...e-tuition-202430570--abc-news-topstories.html

    judge needs to be tarred feathered & retired.
     
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  3. DonJudgeMe macrumors regular

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    My ass would have been beat if I even threatened to do that to my parents.

    Girl's got some cojones.
     
  4. Mr Kram macrumors 68000

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    obviously, we don't know the whole story, but that's BS. even if they weren't estranged, why are the parents obligated to pay college tuition?
     
  5. giantfan1224 macrumors 6502a

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    Dude looks like a lady?

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    Maybe they're wealthy and the judge decided to levy a rich tax.
     
  6. Tomorrow macrumors 604

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    Wow, I wasn't aware that parents were under any legal obligation to fund their kids' education, divorced or otherwise.
     
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    Maybe they are under some binding legal contract. Otherwise, I don't see how.
     
  8. Mr Kram macrumors 68000

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    possible, but still hard to see the legality in that. seems like a crazy precedent to set...
     
  9. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Agreed. I hope the parents appeal.
     
  10. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    You and me both, hopefully they appeal this crap and it the girl gets nothing.
     
  11. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    I can't see how this judge rules this way. Parents are under no (legal) obligation to pay for their kid's college. This won't survive appeal.
     
  12. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    That sounds completely ridiculous, since when have parents had a legal obligation to do anything for their kids after they turn 18?
     
  13. Meister Suspended

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    In germany you can force the sperm donor to pay child support, after an artificial insemenation.
     
  14. jnpy!$4g3cwk macrumors 65816

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    It does sound like a bizarre ruling on the face of it, but, I am guessing that it may have a sound legal basis in the parents' divorce settlement.
     
  15. RafixPhoenix macrumors regular

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    This reminds me of that Rachel Canning girl all over again.
     
  16. Carlanga macrumors 604

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    umm seems she didn't live w either parent, instead she lived w her grandparents growing up (they are paying the legal fees on this case). I guess neither of them paid or help her growing up so she is backcharging for all those years so she can afford college I guess.
     
  17. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    That would make far more sense if the lawsuit is actually about getting back money that the parents were supposed to pay in child support but didn't, and since she is going to use the money for college the article just reported it as she was suing them to pay for college to get a sensational headline.
     
  18. MrWillie macrumors 65816

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    In most states, especially if they are still in school.
     
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    I'm not familiar with New Jersey state law. Is this true?
     
  20. Gutwrench macrumors 65816

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    Are the parents divorced? Divorcing parents can stipulate to each paying 1/3 of their children's education. Perhaps the judge is only enforcing the divorce agreement?
     
  21. VulchR macrumors 68020

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    In Virginia one used to be able sue one's parents to be an 'emancipated minor', which entails becoming a ward of the state. I am not sure if this is still an option, but in the old days if a child was successful at this the parents were charged child support as long as the child remained in education (including college if they stayed in state).

    In any case, I see nothing wrong with this ruling, provided the law also requires children to pay the retirement/nursing home costs of their parents. Certainly whenever my kids bring up the issue of money with the Bank of Dad, they remind me that they will be choosing my nursing home...
     

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