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Postby Absolutely Adequate » Fri Dec 01, 2006 12:57 pm

A man and a woman are very much in love and decide to get married. She is very poor but he is the only son of a very rich family. The years pass by and they have a child, who is adorable and lovable and the pride of the family. Unfortunately, the rich family has never cared for the wife. They can be very kind and loving in certain situations but are very cold to the mother. After the birth of the child, the young mother and father start to grow apart gradually. There are no hard feelings between the two but when the child turns 3 years old, they decide to get a divorce.

The wealthy family, although they are hateful towards the mother, love the child very much. The mother and the father both want full custody of the child. The family, knowing that the mother is much more likely to get the child because that's just how these things generally work, make the mother an offer. They tell her that if she keeps the child and does not let the father have custody, they will withdraw all support (financial and emotional) for the child. He will grow up penniless and poor. However, if she never mentions the deal to the father or child but just lets the father have custody of the child, they will let the child grow up in their mansion and go to Harvard and he will pretty much have everything he could ever want.

In a full-length essay, please explain:
A. What should she do?
B. Is she a good mother?
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Postby Art Vandelay » Fri Dec 01, 2006 1:04 pm

Wouldn't the courts have something to say about the father withdrawing all financial support?
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Postby Coppermine » Fri Dec 01, 2006 1:07 pm

This is why you should get a pre-nup.
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Postby acsguitar » Fri Dec 01, 2006 1:15 pm

A full length essay? Geez ok...

The mother should take the money
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Postby Coppermine » Fri Dec 01, 2006 1:16 pm

acsguitar wrote:A full length essay? Geez ok...

The mother should take the money


and run



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Postby raiders_umpire » Fri Dec 01, 2006 1:20 pm

Art Vandelay wrote:Wouldn't the courts have something to say about the father withdrawing all financial support?




Exactly.


I would fight for my child, no matter if we would end up being dirt poor or not. My "mother" gave up on me when I was very young without a fight, and I can never forgive her for that. The judge would have to tell me to my face that I could never see my child again.
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Postby PlayingWithFire » Fri Dec 01, 2006 1:22 pm

There has to be a compromise. If a gun is pointed at my head. I'll take my chances and see the rich family in court
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Postby Pogotheostrich » Fri Dec 01, 2006 1:22 pm

The mother should keep the child. If the family withdraws all support of the child then they really never cared for it anyway.
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Postby Big Pimpin » Fri Dec 01, 2006 1:26 pm

Pogotheostrich wrote:The mother should keep the child. If the family withdraws all support of the child then they really never cared for it anyway.


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Postby JTWood » Fri Dec 01, 2006 1:29 pm

Absolutely Adequate wrote:A man and a woman are very much in love and decide to get married. She is very poor but he is the only son of a very rich family. The years pass by and they have a child, who is adorable and lovable and the pride of the family. Unfortunately, the rich family has never cared for the wife. They can be very kind and loving in certain situations but are very cold to the mother. After the birth of the child, the young mother and father start to grow apart gradually. There are no hard feelings between the two but when the child turns 3 years old, they decide to get a divorce.

The wealthy family, although they are hateful towards the mother, love the child very much. The mother and the father both want full custody of the child. The family, knowing that the mother is much more likely to get the child because that's just how these things generally work, make the mother an offer. They tell her that if she keeps the child and does not let the father have custody, they will withdraw all support (financial and emotional) for the child. He will grow up penniless and poor. However, if she never mentions the deal to the father or child but just lets the father have custody of the child, they will let the child grow up in their mansion and go to Harvard and he will pretty much have everything he could ever want.

In a full-length essay, please explain:
A. What should she do?
B. Is she a good mother?

AA... Are you trying to tell us something about your life?

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