Judge Orders Law Student, 25, to Leave Parent's Home, Get a Job

By Stephanie Rabiner, Esq. on May 09, 2011 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

Every law student or attorney that is currently riding out the economic downturn from the comfort of her parents' home is well aware that food and shelter are being provided merely out of the goodness of their hearts.

But what if such financial support was a court-ordered requirement? And the law mandated that our parents allow us to wallow in self-pity at their expense?

Well, one litigious and wayward law student has managed to pull it off.

An unnamed 25-year-old law student, who apparently has been at it for quite some time, and will be spending at least a few more years in school, sued his parents in a Spanish court.

He was upset that they stopped providing him with a $588-monthly stipend and ordered him out of the house.

While it's normal for European adults to live with their parents until married, the student's parents, a restaurant employee and a garbage collector, only wanted him to look for a job, reports CNN.

Living the good life, he, of course, refused.

Utilizing his slow-going education, he sued his parents, demanding that they reinstate his allowance and allow him to remain in the house, reports The Telegraph.

The judge partially agreed, ordering the law student to move out within 30 days, but also ordering his parents to pay him $292 a month for 2 years and to make his car payments, according to The Telegraph.

The judge's reasoning? It would "help with his emancipation."

Anyone in this country willing to give it a go?

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