Q: Mentally disable adult childr could ask parents to support financially? l
Father used to pay living expense for disable ( mentally challenged ) adult child till a year ago.
Disable adult child (24year old) lives with her mother for full time and mother take care of her by herself She does not have outside income.
She asked him to pay the same amount, he reduced to 1/3 and now he stopped to pay.
Can she ask him to continue to pay?
A: She can ask for support from both of you pursuant to California Family Code section 3910 which provides in pertinent part: "The father and mother have an equal responsibility to maintain, to the extent of their ability, a child of whatever age who is incapacitated from earning a living and without sufficient means." How much each parent must contribute depends on their ability to do so.
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