Teen Sues Parents for Cash, College Tuition.

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  1. jkcerda macrumors 6502

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    http://shine.yahoo.com/parenting/nj-teen-sues-parents-for-cash-and-college-tuition-201404488.html

    hope the parents win.
     
  2. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    Sounds like a nasty case of spoilt child syndrome. The only cure is a harsh beating of reality, preferably round the face and in the form of astronomical legal fees for a wasted lawsuit and a pathetic plea for attention.

    All diagnosis's made by me can be misinformed and inaccurate.
     
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    Yeah, she's 18, and is no longer the direct responsibility of her parents. Law say she be emancipated.
     
  4. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Based on the limited info available, I think the parents should be on the hook for the balance of her high school education. As for the rest, all I can see is some over entitled teenager.
     
  5. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Sounds like the friends father (the lawyer) wants some money and coerced the girl into the lawsuit.
     
  6. thekev macrumors 604

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    Technically if she is emancipated, she should be able to claim that when it comes to applying for financial aid. Otherwise the income and assets of her parents could be counted against her eligibility.
     
  7. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Isn't private school paid for before the school year starts? Plus is private school a mandate for education? She can legally be kicked out for not paying and just have to go to school with the dirty poor kids.
     
  8. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    More likely he wants the spoiled brat out of his house, before she corrupts his daughter with her ideas of 'independence'.

    Still, we have yet to hear the full story.
     
  9. jbachandouris macrumors 68040

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    Depends on the state. Some states say the parents are responsible until age 21. Hopefully, NJ isn't one of them.
     
  10. thekev macrumors 604

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    I was referring to college. Federal and state grants and subsidized loans generally factor the income and assets of parents if you are of the typical college age. I think the cutoff on that is something like 24. If she's on her own at that point, it can probably be verified so that the income of her parents won't be counted against her.
     
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    Blame these punk ass kids today that refuse to grow up.

    My dad was in Vietnam when he was 18 and never lived under mommy and daddy again after the war was over.

    My grandfather was in the Navy at 17, fighting the Japanese.

    At 18 you are grown, get out and get your own.
     
  13. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    First off, I hope the parents win as we'll.

    But ...

    What? You hear one extreme case and extrapolate that out to "these punk ass kids today"?

    Smells like a hasty generalization. Or something that could be applied to any generation of kids throughout history. Take your pick.

    And I bet both of them would have preferred to have spent their late teens/early twenties chasing women and getting in trouble in the back seat, instead of marching through mud with imminent death at their side.

    Putting youth through the horrors of war should not be considered normal or desirable.
     
  14. thekev macrumors 604

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    Now I'm curious, have you ever instructed anyone to get off your lawn?:D
     
  15. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    And do they feel lucky??
     
  16. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 603

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    She needs to find a sucker to trap like the rest of the gold diggers do.
     
  17. thekev macrumors 604

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    Okay that really made me laugh, even though I barely remember the existence of those movies.
     
  18. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Dirty Harry is the coolest character since Frank Bullitt.
     
  19. shinji macrumors 65816

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    From the linked article:
     
  20. Happybunny macrumors 68000

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    All that statement says is that America fights a lot of wars.:D

    I cannot see what bearing this has on this legal case.

    I have heard of the "Twinkie Defence", are you trying to add "Fighting Father Defence"?

    America is the home of the frivolous law suit.:p
     
  21. alphaod macrumors Core

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    I can't imagine any jury siding with the teen, but then again the justice system is F'd up.
     
  22. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Back then rents and property prices were lower too ;).
     
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    A monster of the parents own making?

    The kid does sound an ungrateful brat, but maybe the parents reaping their due. So many youngsters seem to be raised to believe that the world owes them a living……

    I have encountered a few in my time as a tertiary level teacher.
     
  24. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    The kids whose parents fund them at university do a lot better than those who don't. And at least if your parents are poor you usually get government help whereas if they are rich you don't.
     

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