Teen Sues Her Parents After She Says They Threw Her Out


DENVILLE, N.J. – (WHNT) A New Jersey teen says her parents threw her out of the house. Now the high school honor student is suing them for financial support and college tuition.

Rachel Canning claims that her parents threw her out of the house when she turned 18. Canning want the judge to “declare her as non-emancipated and dependent as a student on her parents for support,” according to The Daily Record and our news partners at AL.com.

Canning is a cheerleader and lacrosse player at Morris Catholic High School. She is asking her parents to settle a $5,306 outstanding debt for private school. She also wants them to pay for her current living situation (she lives with her best friend whose father is representing her as her attorney) and travel expenses. She wants her parents to pay her college tuition as well. She has already been accepted to several colleges.

This is not the whole story, though. Canning’s parents say they did not just throw her out because she is 18. They say they threw her out because she would not follow her parents’ rules. Her father says he did stop paying her high school tuition, and he says he took away the car he bought her. Canning says she is being punished. Her father says otherwise.

“”We love our child and miss her,’ he said to The Daily Record. ‘This is terrible. It’s killing me and my wife. We have a child we want home. We’re not Draconian and now we’re getting hauled into court. She’s demanding that we pay her bills but she doesn’t want to live at home and she’s saying, ‘I don’t want to live under your rules.'”

Read the full story on The Daily Record website.

What do you think about this case? Is Rachel Canning right for suing her parents after they threw her out, or are her parents justified in their “punishment?” Leave your comments on our Facebook. We’ll share some of those in our News Pulse at 9.


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