Parental Support Obligation in Section 90 of the Family Relations Act

Since 1922, British Columbia has had a law obliging adult children to support their dependent parents. This law was intended as a way for governments to reduce their obligation to provide social assistance, and it is rarely used today. This project examines whether it should remain part of our law.

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parental support, obligation of adult children to support parent, domestic support, aging parents, older adults, Family Relations Act, filial responsibility