Episode Thirty Five

Teens Suing Parents for Support: Is It Right?

April 17th 2014

2.07 mins

When I was growing up, my parents owned the air I breathed in their home. As long as I lived under their roof, I followed their rules. I didn't always like them and sometimes I rebelled, but I never left home and expected them to continue to pay for my upkeep. Some parents are more likable than others but unless there is real abuse in the home, the child doesn't have a choice as to where and when they receive parental support. In the news recently, a rebellious teenager left home and then sued her parents for financial support. What do you think about her actions? Do parents have the responsibility to support their errant children in a lifestyle they've become accustomed to? I'd love to hear your thoughts.      

Your stories...

See all

Judy says...

Judge Judy says...it's outrageous for errant children to leave home and then turn around and sue their parents for support.

What Would You Say?

Got a related story or experience to share?

Tell Judy!

More topics

See all



Judge Judy's New book!

Be the Hero of Your Own Story

In this book I want to have an honest conversation about what it really takes to get what you deserve out of life: how to define your worth and stick to it; how to find the courage to take risks–and how to build your backup plan; how to ignore the chattering classes and create your own destiny.

Learn More