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The way I understand, it has become common in recent times for the parents of the girl, to offer a monthly stipend for a period of time after marriage. Is there a source for doing this?

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If you're talking about just supporting a young married couple when the husband is not learning, I doubt there are any sources for such a practice (though people may have done it for any number of reasons). However, if you're talking about supporting a couple so that the husband can devote himself to Torah study then there are numerous sources that speak of this as a praiseworthy practice. –  LazerA Dec 25 '12 at 18:46
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@LazerA - Can you perhaps record these sources? –  Gershon Gold Dec 25 '12 at 18:48
    
So, you are confirming that the question is the latter? If so, b"n, I will try to collect a few sources when I have time. –  LazerA Dec 25 '12 at 18:50
    
@LazerA Are these sources about supporting one-who-learns in general, or specifically a child for a certain number of years after marriage? And GershonGold, if it is the general one, is that what you want in this question? –  Double AA Dec 25 '12 at 18:54
    
@DoubleAA If my memory serves me correctly, there are a number of sources that specifically speak of the merit of supporting one's sons and/or sons-in-law so that they can study Torah. I don't recall any of the sources setting a time limit. –  LazerA Dec 25 '12 at 19:15

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