Spoiled brat or legit legal case? THE COASTER asked Shore area residents, “What do you think about the teen suing her parents?” this week – and here are their verdicts:
Julia Surmonte & Jim Valente, W. Allenhurst – We don’t really know a lot about it, but there are many kids in college and they are there on college loans.
We don’t know why she has to be different.
Lewis Alford & Taunia Taylor, Asbury Park – We think it’s ridiculous. You should have to abide by your parents rules. Abide by the rules or get out.
Rules and guidelines, if you can’t follow them, the parents have to do what they have to do.
We pray for her and her family, that they work things out and get back together.
We’re sure they would help her get through college.
Jerome & April Beckman, Beckman’s – She is 18, her parents owe her nothing, and I hope they embarrass the hell out of her.
Ivone & Stuart Bender, Ocean – Parents don’t owe children anything but food, clothing and shelter.
Kids have one job – go to school and be respectful to your parents.
She moved out a short time before her 18th birthday, so obviously, there was a problem there.
But when she moved out – the deals off.
If she wants to be independent and live on her own, she should.
Maybe the family that took her in and are misguiding her now, could help with her education.
Laronda Brown & Alannah Maxie, Neptune – Alannah is 18 as well and we both think she’s wrong.
If she chooses to leave, then she’s on her own.
If you don’t want to follow the rules your parents put down, then you’re the one who’s at fault.
Rosemarie Caddle, Ocean – I absolutely think they should be responsible for her high school education.
College, maybe, she should pay for .
The parents have a responsibility up to the age of 18 – no question.
Megan & Chris Davison w/Nicholas & Tyler, Neptune – We wouldn’t raise our kids to be so spoiled.
Going to a prestigious school is a privilege.
She’s 18 – go get a loan.
David Dominik & Crystal Micchelli, Wall – David: I think there’s more to the story, then we know.
Why did she move out in the first place?
What is the relationship with the man she moved in with and why is he funding this lawsuit?
Crystal: I think it’s pretty cut and dry, she’s totally spoiled and her parents are 100% right in not wanting to fund her.
They seem like down to earth people who had rules she didn’t want to follow.
Richard Knight & Carol Bates, Interlaken – Put her in jail. That’s what we think. She’s a spoiled little, manipulative brat.
She was using bad words in trying to manipulate her mother into giving into her.
She has no respect for them.
Linda McGuire, Neptune – I think if she lived under her parents roof, she should abide by the rules.
I’m sure her parents would have paid for her secondary education, but, to go about it this way?
There should have been more communication.
She should not have done this publically.
Taylor McPherson & Fiona Lynch – We think it’s ridiculous that she’s trying to sue her parents.
But we also think it’s part the parents fault,
She was raised with loose boundaries to think she can walk all over them.
Lisa & Teddy Megaris, Sunset Diner – Lisa: I think it’s ridiculous. These kids don’t know how to stop now already.
Parents shouldn’t have to support their kids after a certain age.
Ted: I think if she wants somebody to support her, she needs to find herself a man.
I think it builds character to get out on your own after 18.
And if they give her money, she can come here and support me.
Ingrid Padilla, Ocean – Whether they threw her out or she left on her own, she’s wrong.
She’s wrong to sue them.
The parents should pursue this and show her she’s wrong.
If she wins, it would open a pandora’s box of problems.