A New Jersey court ordered 21-year-old Caitlyn Ricci’s divorced parents to pay $16,000 each year for her tuition at Temple University, despite the fact that neither of them have seen her for the last two years. The parents are still refusing to pay.
“What child does this? It’s insane,” Maura McGarvey, the 21-year-old’s mother, told WPVI-TV.
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This is a blog post from the mother of the spoiled brat. She has her own blog appropriately called The Age of Entitlement...Read the whole thing
I was very clear with Caitlyn about what this would mean for her – her father would no longer be required to pay child support, I would no longer have the money to help her pay for college, etc. More than once, I told her that she could come home. She didn’t want to. She wanted to live without any rules, with basically no contact with either of her parents or their families, and she wanted her father and I to pay for it. Within a few months of living at her grandparents, Caitlyn retained a lawyer and sued her father and me for college contribution (and a new car.) After over a year of court appearances, certifications, and family mediation, the Family Court in New Jersey found in her favor. We have been ordered to pay the balance of her tuition at Temple – approximately $16,000 per year. The court did not seem to care that she applied to only one school, or that she left community college without finishing her Associates Degree, or that we told her repeatedly that we simply cannot afford out-of-state tuition. Her bill is due in one week. In one week, I am supposed to come up with my share of $16,000 (my ex-husband is responsible for his portion as well) for an adult who has no relationship with me, my husband, or her brothers. Caitlyn has not been to my home since the day she left (in February 2013) despite the fact that I have continued to invite her to family functions, send her cards, gifts, poems, pictures, etc. She doesn’t want a family; she wants money. And the courts have told her that this is completely acceptable.