Teen Returns Home After Court Battle With Parents

The 18-year-old New Jersey student who sued her parents for financial support moved back home.
3:00 | 03/13/14

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a new twist in the case that hit home for a lot of parents. An 18-year-old New Jersey honorroll student who sued her parents trying to get financial support even though she moved out of their home. While the high schooler now back in the home and ABC's Mara schiavocampo is here with the story, Mara, this is like grounding to a new level. Yeah, indeed it is. She's back, Lara after a judge rejected the teen's request, the family finally reunited. Making the announcement representative said they never wanted this attention and hoping this is the end of the legal and emotional drama. This morning, 18-year-old Rachel canning is once again waking up under her parents' roof. As far as my client is concerned, ancient history. It's done. Reporter: The New Jersey honor school and cheerleader reunited with her family Tuesday night. The reunion the cannings' lawyers said not contingent on any financial or other categories. I give credit to the parents and young lady to realize this was the right result and something that just got out of hand. Reporter: So out of hand, the fight landed in front of a judge. The high school senior suing her parents for financial support including her private high school tuition living expenses and future college tuition alleging they kicked her out of the house when she turned 18. I believe she is a vulnerable young woman and her parents aren't taking care of her. Reporter: But the cannings countered their daughter left of her own accord because she didn't want to follow their rules. College education, that comes with living under our roof. We gave her the ultimatum of breaking up and she didn't want to give up her boyfriend. Reporter: She was staying with the parents of a friend who was paying the estimated $13,000 in legal fees. The judge ultimately denied her request for financial support last week fearing a dangerous precedent would be set. What was the next step going to be? Are we going to condone a 12-year-old to sue Foran xbox. Reporter: He urged the fractured family to work it out and looks like they've now taken the first step. Everyone should be happy today. This is a happy situation. Now, though this seems to have been resolved, the lawsuit is still pending. The family is really eager to put this behind them and move forward. I like that. Best for everybody. Hope they can. Coming up, Jennifer aniston

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