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 Post subject: Parental support lasts for ever
PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 12:15 pm 
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The French Supreme Court has decided that obligatory parental support ends neither on the child’s majority nor at the end of their studies, but solely when the offspring concerned is able to support themselves independently.

The French Civil Code provides that "each parent muct contribute to the maintenance and education of children in proportion to his or her resources and the needs of the child ".
The Supreme Court overturned a previous decision in favour of a father who refused to pay for his son of 18 who had finished his studies, but who was looking for work and had no income.
http://lci.tf1.fr/economie/social/payer-pour-ses-enfants-ca-ne-s-arrete-pas-comme-ca-6292703.html

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 Post subject: Re: Parental support lasts for ever
PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 12:52 pm 
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Phew, what a relief it is to be childless :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Parental support lasts for ever
PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 2:14 pm 
So ... no more homeless people on the street? In fact, very few claimants for any form of benefit at all (if taken to its logical conclusion).


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mitten wrote:
So ... no more homeless people on the street? In fact, very few claimants for any form of benefit at all (if taken to its logical conclusion).


Well, this is logical indeed....what's more worrying is the possibility of my too-many children starting a begging campaign chez moi.

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 Post subject: Re: Parental support lasts for ever
PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 7:03 pm 
Everyone I know does that anyway.


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 Post subject: Re: Parental support lasts for ever
PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 7:13 pm 
Does this law not just shift the onus on supporting the work-shy and feckless to the parents instead of the state?
I have been glad to offer support to my daughters when they became in dire straits through no fault of their own, and I will continue to do so for them and their children, but I would not be happy to have to support any adult who had no income because of their own lack of effort. (Of course, the state should not have to do that, either.)


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 7:35 pm 
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Parental support lasts for ever
or presumably as long as the parents last. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Parental support lasts for ever
PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 8:32 pm 
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One question;
Who supports the parents?

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 Post subject: Re: Parental support lasts for ever
PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 9:14 pm 
Grandparents? Wouldn't leave me much income!


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 9:17 pm 
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I think I heard that in France the kids have a level of responsibility :-bd Bit of a bugger if they need us to support them though :(

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 Post subject: Re: Parental support lasts for ever
PostPosted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 5:05 am 
It occurred to me that some parents cut off support to their adult children when they are desperate to help them get off drugs and think 'tough love' is the only answer. I wonder what the French system will advise in those circumstances?
In the UK, a couple of women (of course) have had short prison sentences for failing to send their almost-adult children to school. I don't know how a woman is supposed to get a 6' young man of 16 to go to school - perhaps the children should be the ones to be put in a Youth Detention Centre.


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 Post subject: Re: Parental support lasts for ever
PostPosted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 5:28 pm 
What is the age you are still a child in france :-?


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some people never grow up, wherever they are... just look at the fans at the rugby this afternoon!

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 Post subject: Re: Parental support lasts for ever
PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 5:32 pm 
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Hi!

There are some limits.

1. They depend on the income and obligations of the parents. Appreciated by the JAF ( Juge des Affaires Familiales ).

2. There exists so-called cases of unworthiness.

3. Further for example, if the parents have funded 2 different professional " studies " which were not terminated , they are not obliged to pay for a 3rd.

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pom

NB. For parents, you can hardly save yourself by moving out out a country. This is of the few legal matters, where there is a broad international agreement which does apparently functions.


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 Post subject: Re: Parental support lasts for ever
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Thanks for information!


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