Teen sues parents, claims she was thrown out of home
LINCOLN PARK, N.J. — A New Jersey teenager is suing her parents for immediate financial support, private school fees and future college tuition after she alleges she was thrown out of her house, according to the Daily Record.
Her parents allege that Rachel Canning, 18, moved out by choice after refusing to abide by their rules.
Canning has been living with her friends’ parents for the past several months. Her friend’s father, attorney John Inglesino, is paying for Rachel’s lawsuit. He is also requesting in the lawsuit that the Canning family reimburse him for the legal fees, so far totaling $12,597.
According to the Daily Record, her suit also demands that her parents take care of an outstanding $5,306 Morris Catholic tuition bill; pay their daughter’s current living and transportation expenses; and free up her existing college fund, as she has already been accepted to several universities.
A hearing is set for Tuesday, March 4.
“I don’t think she has much of a case,” Kenneth Neumann, a New York divorce mediator and psychologist with the Center for Mediation & Training, told Yahoo Shine. “This sounds like just another 18-year-old who got into a thing with her parents.”