The New Jersey high school senior who moved in with a friend after disputes with her parents and then sued them for financial support returned home Wednesday. I described this family drama in my Monday column.
Rachel Canning, who left home in October, had asked a judge to require her parents to pay her Catholic high school tuition, her lawyer's fees, her college tuition and more than $650 a week in support. A judge had refused her request for immediate financial relief but had scheduled a full hearing on the matter for April.
There was no explanation for the reconciliation, but Angelo Sarno, who represents Sean and Elizabeth Canning, told reporters, "There is a long road ahead." He said her return home to her parents and younger sisters was not contingent on any financial considerations.