Can You Sue Mom and Dad for Tuition?

March 4, 2014

A high school senior in New Jersey is suing her parents to try to force them to commit to paying her college tuition, The Daily Record reported. The student maintains that she was kicked out of the house, while her parents say that she is welcome to live at home if she will abide by their rules. They don't like her boyfriend. The suit seeks to require the parents to treat her as dependent, even after the age of 18, and argues that it need not be the case that parents can stop supporting those who reach 18. The student has been admitted -- with some scholarship funds -- to the University of Vermont, William Paterson University, Lynn University and Wells College. But the suit says she could not enroll without parental help or significant borrowing.


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