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The real difference between dumping a spouse vs dumping a kid (assuming the kid is an adult) is that the spouse has a contract and can use it to sue, but the kid has nothing.

I'm not sure I understand your comment, unless you thought the parent-support the original poster mentioned was about making it legally mandatory for parents to support their kids. Isn't this already the case?

I didn't write the first quote, but I agree with it.

On the day the kid turns eighteen, he or she can legally be dumped in the street and told to get lost. It doesn't matter if the kid is still in high school and it's a freezing day in the middle of winter. In my case, there was money involved as well - a trust that was supposed to cover all my college expenses that mysteriously disappeared since the evicting parent was also the executor of the trust.

Some judges are actually awarding college tuition in some cases now, so adult kids have been suing their parents.

Sounds like I was born too early.


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