18-year-old sues Mom, Dad for college...

18-year-old sues Mom, Dad for college money

There are 142 comments on the Country 92.5 FM story from Mar 4, 2014, titled 18-year-old sues Mom, Dad for college money. In it, Country 92.5 FM reports that:

A New Jersey 18-year-old who's been living with her best friend's family is suing her parents for tuition, both for her private high school and her future college.

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Johnnie Walker

Philadelphia, PA

#63 Mar 5, 2014
tallyho wrote:
Every state has a statutory rape law in some form. The age of consent varies from state to state, but is generally from 16 - 18 years of age. Many state statutes also specify a minimum age of the perpetrator or an age differential,,,,,
The age of consent in New York is 17.
If you engage in sexual activity with a minor who is under the New York Age of Consent of 17,
Many states have "romeo and juliet" or sunset clauses, meaning those laws are not what you're saying they are if the two parties are within a certain number of years of age of one another.

Regarding your other post, adult children sue their parents all the time, most notably for sexual abuse.

“....VETS”

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#64 Mar 5, 2014
Johnnie Walker wrote:
<quoted text>
Many states have "romeo and juliet" or sunset clauses, meaning those laws are not what you're saying they are if the two parties are within a certain number of years of age of one another.
Regarding your other post, adult children sue their parents all the time, most notably for sexual abuse.
stay with the subject , this isn't child abuse....

“....VETS”

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#65 Mar 5, 2014
Johnnie Walker wrote:
<quoted text>
Many states have "romeo and juliet" or sunset clauses, meaning those laws are not what you're saying they are if the two parties are within a certain number of years of age of one another.
Regarding your other post, adult children sue their parents all the time, most notably for sexual abuse.
Parental-Immunity Doctrine Law & Legal Definition

Parental immunity doctrine refers to a principle that children cannot sue their parents, and that parents cannot sue their children, for tort claims.

Since: Apr 13

Scappoose, Oregon USA

#66 Mar 5, 2014
Win or lose this case, she will have succeeded in driving a wedge between herself and her parents, and probably most of the rest of the family as they take sides. And all over what – some money? Oh sweetie, it's just not worth it!
Johnnie Walker

Philadelphia, PA

#67 Mar 5, 2014
tallyho wrote:
<quoted text>
Parental-Immunity Doctrine Law & Legal Definition
Parental immunity doctrine refers to a principle that children cannot sue their parents, and that parents cannot sue their children, for tort claims.
Obviously you are leaving something out because we read stories all the time of (adult) children suing their parent(s), usually for sexual abuse.
Johnnie Walker

Philadelphia, PA

#68 Mar 5, 2014
tallyho wrote:
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stay with the subject , this isn't child abuse....
The subject is your incorrect, incomplete information.

And the exact point is that there is no child abuse in these states I mentioned where the two individuals are within a couple of years age of one another. No statutory rape in those cases, by definition.

The matter of child abuse you brought up after my post is your projection. I assume you are registered as required.

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#69 Mar 5, 2014
INFO:

The New York legal Age of Consent for sexual contact is 17 years old. There are a total of nine states that have a legal age of consent of 17.

In New York, sex with a person under 17 is a misdemeanor if the perpetrator is at least 16, Sex with a person under 17 is a Class E felony if the perpetrator is at least 21, Sex with a person under 15 is a Class D violent felony if the perpetrator is at least 18, Sex with a person under 13 is a Class B violent felony if the perpetrator is at least 18, and Sex with a person under 11 is a Class B violent felony if the perpetrator is at least 16. Sexual contact with minors over 11 (not intercourse) is classified as various levels of misdemeanor based on the age of the perpetrator.

HOWEVER this doesn't have a damn thing to do with the law
it was in answer to another question ...smart ass

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#70 Mar 5, 2014
FOOTNOTE:
Because each state has its own penal code and its own view of how much punishment a particular crime deserves, an offense that is a class C /level 3 felony in one state may be considered a class B/level 2 or D/level 4 in another state.

want to go state by state
Sen Rick Saintpornum

Philadelphia, PA

#71 Mar 5, 2014
tallyho wrote:
INFO:
The New York legal Age of Consent for sexual contact is 17 years old. There are a total of nine states that have a legal age of consent of 17.
In New York, sex with a person under 17 is a misdemeanor if the perpetrator is at least 16, Sex with a person under 17 is a Class E felony if the perpetrator is at least 21, Sex with a person under 15 is a Class D violent felony if the perpetrator is at least 18, Sex with a person under 13 is a Class B violent felony if the perpetrator is at least 18, and Sex with a person under 11 is a Class B violent felony if the perpetrator is at least 16. Sexual contact with minors over 11 (not intercourse) is classified as various levels of misdemeanor based on the age of the perpetrator.
HOWEVER this doesn't have a damn thing to do with the law
it was in answer to another question ...smart ass
If anyone should lose their account it ought to be you. Consistently abusive for no reason whatever. And you apparently game the system, too.

You posted incorrect information about the matter of age of consent, and apparently you still maintain that these cases everyone has read about of adult children suing one parent or other never happened....

This is in keeping with what you usually crib from wikipedia and in so doing get all or partly wrong, wrong, wrong, burp.

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#72 Mar 5, 2014
Her lawyer should be sanctioned under the state equivalent to the rule 11 of the Federal Rules of Civ. Pro.

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#73 Mar 5, 2014
I dont see how shes a brat its impossible for an 18 year old to pay there own tuition with NO ASSISTANCE FROM ANYBODY! if you say you did you are full of it. Somebody must have let u live rent free while you paid it or something but in today's age with the rate of pay vs the cost of inflation NOBODY! payed there tuition ON THERE OWN! either you are leaving out crucial evidence to your story or lying but you def did not pay on your own. My only thing is why does she feel that shes entitled to it. My dad is a bum with 21 kids and i had to start working at 15 to help my mom pay bills while I was in school. I watched those spoiled kids who got the privilege of having cars there parents bought them complain im like please stfu you spoiled brats I would walk 2 hours to and from work everyday I guess it payed off because the calf muscles helped me on the track team lol. Then my loser father stole all the money I was able to save for college a measly 600 at the time and spent it on drugs. We became homeless and lived on the streets and I cannot sue that loser for child support neither can my brothers and sisters so why can this pampered brat do it? I always secretly hated pampered kids who complain even when there parents have given them cars. I had to fill my fathers absence at 15 and sacrificed my entire childhood sleeping with pedophiles dealing drugs and more to feed my brothers and sisters im grown now and can finally at the age of 22 afford my own vehicle that I worked since I was 15 to be able to get. She needs to get off her @$$ and stop complaining. I will give her my moms phrase "DO NOT COMPLAIN ABOUT THINGS U HAVE THE POWER TO CHANGE" that goes for positions in life relationships jobs and more. Maybe the privileged brat should have did better on her sats and got a free ride through college my friend did. I wasn't as smart as him though so I didn't and I paid all my tuition this semester out of pocket. God forbid she have to WORK for something in her life. I know many 18 year olds stuck helping support households and they cannot freely live there own lives. She needs to get over herself her parents didnt whoop her entitled @$$ enough. Whew and off topic but some what on topic rant here. Whew had to get that out lol dont mind me.
Independent

United States

#74 Mar 5, 2014
Anybody that would take legal advice from Tally, or anyone on Topix for that matter, is truly clueless and nuts.

Tally, more often than not is wrong. Internet searches can easily disprove most of what he posts.

With his child like responses, I highly doubt he was ever a judge, unless perhaps it was a judge of a cricket chirping contest.

Since 18 in every state is considered an adult, this girl doesn't have a leg to stand on. But judges and juries can, and do, screw it up anyway.

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#75 Mar 5, 2014
Independent wrote:
Since 18 in every state is considered an adult, this girl doesn't have a leg to stand on. But judges and juries can, and do, screw it up anyway.
Actually...

In New Jersey, emancipation is not contingent on becoming a legal adult at age 18 but instead requires a young person to obtain "an independent status on his or her own" - such as graduation from college, obtainment of employment or marriage.

“Don't worry about me, I"m fine”

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middle of nowhere

#76 Mar 5, 2014
This is what I know about 18 year old college kids.

During my divorce in November; while calculating child support for the two children from that marriage. The court asked if there were any other dependent children. I stated that my 18 yr old son from a previous marriage was in his first semester of college. I paid all his monthly bills; he was working part time and covering his own food, gas and incidentals. I was told that because he was 18- an adult -that he did not count as a dependent in Minnesota court.

Why this little twit thinks she is so much better than other kids is beyond me.

For the record, since then my son has turned 19, dropped out of college and gotten a full time job.(to save money and return to college) He is now living with me and has chores to do, and rules to follow. He understands that it is MY house, I pay the bills and if he wants to remain there, he WILL follow the rules!
Parden Pard

Whitehall, PA

#77 Mar 5, 2014
Her lawyer is doing this case" Pro Bono". Well ,just lucky for her,,there's a pro-bono apartment available SOMEWHERE,,? a pro-bono Supermarket,a pro-bono college,a pro-bono apparel store,a pro-bono Car dealer,,, and a pro-bono Bank,,for essential pi$$away money,,,,etc.(she should take advantage of these great deals),,say

“Don't worry about me, I"m fine”

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Since: Aug 13

middle of nowhere

#78 Mar 5, 2014
Parden Pard wrote:
Her lawyer is doing this case" Pro Bono". Well ,just lucky for her,,there's a pro-bono apartment available SOMEWHERE,,? a pro-bono Supermarket,a pro-bono college,a pro-bono apparel store,a pro-bono Car dealer,,, and a pro-bono Bank,,for essential pi$$away money,,,,etc.(she should take advantage of these great deals),,say
Pro Bono my foot! According to the story on Yahoo, her attorneys bills are already $12,597, which is also part of the law suit, she thinks her parents should pay that too!.

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#80 Mar 5, 2014
Lil ungrateful b1tch. At least her parents raised her until she was 18. If that were Ferrerman's kid she would have been abandoned by him when she was 5 (parenting cuts into his blogging time) and he would have stole her college fun and used it to pay for male escorts.
Independent

United States

#81 Mar 5, 2014
Sublime1 wrote:
Actually...
In New Jersey, emancipation is not contingent on becoming a legal adult at age 18 but instead requires a young person to obtain "an independent status on his or her own" - such as graduation from college, obtainment of employment or marriage.
Well then, New Jersey is screwed up. Add their politicians to the list of judges and juries I mentioned above.
Sen Rick Saintpornum

Philadelphia, PA

#82 Mar 5, 2014
Patent Oswalt wrote:
Most real lawyers post on Topix all day.
You don't have to be a real lawyer in order to not always be wrong about legal issues.

Burp.

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#84 Mar 5, 2014
Sublime1 wrote:
Lil ungrateful b1tch. At least her parents raised her until she was 18. If that were Ferrerman's kid she would have been abandoned by him when she was 5 (parenting cuts into his blogging time) and he would have stole her college fun and used it to pay for male escorts.
I am sick of this mentality yes she is a pampered entitled brat. However saying shes lucky her parents raised her and blah blah blah is annoying thats what parents are supposed to do for their children. Everybody wants to f*ck with no condom and have kids but nobody wants to be a parent these days helping your children does not magically stop at 18. If you dont want to be burdened with raising children keep your legs closed or your d*ck in your pants its not rocket science.I hate when people who were not financially stable have kids and then get angry when there kids expect help with the things that are essential to their likelihood. like how dare that child expect that there mother and father be able to keep a roof over their head. How dare that child expect there parents to help them become financially independent and successful. If everybody would wait to be financially secure before f*cking and having kids girls like this wouldn't be around. people always complain about kids I truly believe parents these days are pathetic. everybody wants kids but nobody wants to be a parent. You dont magically become entitled you learn it when older people say kids these days I say you raised them so please just stfu with that logic. Like I said her parents did not whoop dat @$$ enough make her work from a young age change garbage get her hands dirty and appreciate a 5 dollar pair of socks as her only Christmas present.

I know a girl with 6 kids she is only 25 and she keeps saying I cant take it I cant wait for them to be 18 and out of my life the oldest is like 9 she said shes tired of taking care of them. like really? he had kids and your angry they are taking away from your life and angry you have to care for them they did not ask to be born but now they are you didnt want to keep your legs closed so shut up and put up. Maybe kids seem lazier because parents are lazier. To lazy to instill values morals integrity self respect and good work ethic into there children and then in an attempt to absolve all personal responsibility call them entitled when they ask for some help. Please. I think parents should pay for there kids college IF they can afford to. Sure i was bitter at the kids whose parents bought them cars but thats what parents do for their teenage kids most of the time. Why am I mad that there parents were smart enough to become educated enough and financially secure enough to give there kids the tools they need to succeed in life before having them. I wish my parents would have worked so hard for me and my future its when kids who have it all b*tch moan complain and show a completely ungrateful attitude that I start to get angry.

If you have to sue your parents for college money that must mean they doubt have it to give to you, I mean if they truly did not give a daamn about her no way they would have raised her till 18 they love you but dont have the finances to give you what your privileged friends have deal with it spoiled girl. Life is like a game we are all characters we have are own stats and positions and we need to use them to the best of our ability no we dont all have the same opportunity and no we cant all be anything that we want. BUT we can be our personal best and make do with what we are given to start with. My personal best is not the same as anyone elses. If she spent as much time studyinf for her sat as she did getting lawyers and making headlines college would be free for her pampered @$$. Go into the military work 3 years and enjoy free college at 21 im thinking about it right as i type this.

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