Pam - posted on 10/12/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )
My 18 year old daughter started college in August. She and her roommate just leased an apartment (her dad and step mom co-signed). My husband and I are paying for 1/2 of her college fees. Her dad has sent us a bill asking us to pay1/2 of her half of her apartment. His goal is for not to have any bills while in college. My husband and I have decided we will pay what we can when we can but we won't be mandated by him as to what to pay. Just so you know my husband and I literally housed her. Everything she has from sons to washer and dryer we bought for her. Everything!!
I understand his reasons and while I think it's charitable he isn't teaching her anything. She goes to school 4 days a week from 8 to 1130. She goes to work 5 days a week, yes she makes enough to cover her own rent. We are not legally bound to pay for any of this.
Can he make us pay her rent? Am I wrong for wanting to teach my daughter responsibility?