College Student Sues Parents for Stealing Her Tuition Money

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The original poster (OP) shared how her parents stole her college money to fund her brother’s wedding. She would now be suing her parents to get her money back. Would she be wrong for taking legal action against her family?

The Aunt

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So, OP comes from a culture that does not value women’s education. Her great-aunt, however, went above and beyond to break the women in her family free of this culture. The great-aunt set up saving accounts for all the females in the family. She lived with her father in London, got educated, and became a successful doctor. She later married a British man with whom they moved to the USA, where they had a great life.

This woman funded the education of as many of her nieces and even grandnieces as possible. When she passed away, she left money for every girl relative she could, OP and her sister included.

“A Bigger Party Is More Important to Us…”

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Unfortunately, OP’s parents managed to access OP’s and her sister’s funds, which they used to pay for their brother’s wedding. It is ridiculous to use someone’s education money, let alone use it to pay for a wedding.

OP’s sister did not care about the money because she got married straight out of high school and had no intentions of going to college. This means OP was in this all alone.

Should She Sue Her Parents?

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She found only a tiny portion of the money left. When she confronted her parents, they said that they needed the money. But OP later discovered that her money was used to fund her brother’s wedding.

OP got student loans and moved out. She has decided to sue her parents, but the entire family is against her move. Everyone thinks she is the ***hole for airing the family’s dirty laundry to the public. They even think that she is putting money before family ties.

Brother Wants Her To Drop the Lawsuit

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OP’s brother called her and offered to pay for her college fees only if she drops the lawsuit. Now, if he can genuinely pay for the college fees, it tells me that he could have easily paid for his wedding. I do not understand why the parents had to steal OP’s money to pay for the wedding if the brother could.

OP was, however, not buying it. She told her brother they had to get a legally binding contract. He now thinks OP is an ***hole for not trusting him.

P/S: OP does not disclose the exact amount, but she says the money was enough to cover her and her sister’s undergraduate degrees without getting them into debt.

Should OP keep pursuing the lawsuit?

What Redditors Had To Say

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OP was hoping that things wouldn’t blow out of proportion, but people told her she was NTA (not the ***hole) and she should do anything and everything to get her money back.

One commenter said, “NTA. Your parents didn’t borrow your money. They stole it. I hope you have all the documents to show that the money was yours. Your brother is also the AH for trying to get you to drop a lawsuit with what is most likely a lie. If you have a chance to start life without student debt, you do whatever you can do. Your parents’ culture sounds completely toxic. I’m glad you got out.”

Disregarded the Wishes of Your Aunt

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Another comment that caught my attention said, “They completely disregarded the dying wishes of the Aunt so they could throw a bigger party.”  To me, OP’s great-aunt was a true hero, and it is just sad how the family did not value her effort. It deeply reflects what the family thinks of the aunt.

She Went Back Home After Her Husband Chose to SHARE THE BED With His Friend and Asked Her to Sleep on the Floor

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One Reddit user posted in the “Am I the ***hole” group on Reddit, asking whether she was wrong for cutting her vacation short and returning home after her husband asked her to sleep on the floor instead of the bed.

She Went Back Home After Her Husband Chose to SHARE THE BED With His Friend and Asked Her to Sleep on the Floor

They DESTROYED His Skid Loader and Didn’t Pay Him Back Now They Want Him to “Get Over Himself”

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Is he holding a grudge, or does he have a legitimate grievance?

A Reddit user has shared a story about how a 10-year-old grudge has caused a rift between her brother-in-law (BIL) and her family.

They DESTROYED His Skid Loader and Didn’t Pay Him Back Now They Want Him to “Get Over Himself”

Woman STORMS Out of Her Baby Shower After Telling off Her DELUSIONAL In-Laws: Who Is To Blame for the Situation?

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Her in-laws were totally delusional, and she just lost it!

A woman, 27 years old, was expecting her first child with her husband. This child was the first grandchild in the husband’s family. Now, we all know the excitement and adoration that comes with the first grandchild’s arrival.

Unfortunately, it was not all jolly for this woman as her husband’s family couldn’t just accept the gender of the child.

Woman STORMS Out of Her Baby Shower After Telling off Her DELUSIONAL In-Laws: Who Is To Blame for the Situation?

Parking War: The Neighbors Keep Parking in Front of His Grandparent’s Home So He Made the City Put a Handicapped Spot There

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A Reddit user has shared his parking wars story after he got the city to put a handicapped spot in front of his grandparent’s house.

Parking War: The Neighbors Keep Parking in Front of His Grandparent’s Home So He Made the City Put a Handicapped Spot There

She Interrupted Her Husband’s Live Stream and Screamed At Him Live, On-Air After He Abandoned Their Child To Catch Up With His Fans

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A woman posted in the “Am I the ***hole” wanting to know if she was in the wrong for interrupting her husband’s live stream and going off on him after the man abandoned their child.

She Interrupted Her Husband’s Live Stream and Screamed At Him Live, On-Air After He Abandoned Their Child To Catch Up With His Fans

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Originally posted 2023-10-15 12:30:57.