Skip to comments.N.J. parents ordered to pay college for estranged daughter, 21
Posted on 11/14/2014 7:46:37 AM PST by redreno
Two New Jersey parents were just ordered by a court to pay for their adult daughters college tuition despite the fact that shes 21 years old and shes refused to speak to them since moving in with her grandmother. Caitlyn Ricci, 21, moved out of her parents home in February 2013 though the court documents filed by Ms. Riccis grandmother said the parents, Michael Ricci and Maura McGarvey, who are divorced, actually gave the boot to their daughter, the New York Daily News reported.
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She’s old enough to vote, but still a child demanding support... Hmmmm.
Obviously the parents lost this one. So, in their shoes, I’d come up with 26K to pay for the remaining 2 or so years and provide her a copy of my will which has her excluded to get anything except the paper lining the bird cage if I had one.
Good person to choose for pajama girl in her grandmother’s basement Democrat ad.
Gotta be a liberal.
Unless there is a contract of some sort the court had no jurisdiction on this. Appeal.
Most parents sacrifice lovingly for their children.
But without government coercion.
This ruling is just wrong.
At what age, exactly, are the parents free from giving this ingrate daughter money? 40? 50?
Any child that sues her parents gets NOTHING. Love and affection, yes, money no.
In Germany the law is adult children can force their parents to pay for stuff like this up till age 30.
Obamacare was Step One in that direction.
The Big Education coffers must be filled.
Some of the judges sitting on the courts today are mind-numbingly ignorant.
Ah, I can explain:
These parents are divorced. Here in NJ, after a divorce, the parents are required to pay for their children’s college education for four years.
So, this ruling is very common here. The only thing unusual about this case is that the daughter herself filed the lawsuit. (Usually one parent is bringing the other parent to court over it.)
However, NJ law doesn’t say the child gets to choose any college she wants. (At least, that’s not my understanding of it.) An in-state college would be less expensive.
Are these parents very wealthy? Maybe that was taken into account in the case.
Nobody has a right to expect their parents to pay for college.
That’s ok, they will get it back when the parents sue the daughter for their old age care and expenses.
AGREED. I paid my own way. Once you’re 18, you’re an adult.
I’m just explaining the law here. (I didn’t write the law.) This is not unusual at all here, except that the child herself filed the lawsuit.
She will counter by volunteering their names to a death panel for useless old eaters.
The “child” is an adult
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