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Unpublished Paper
Child Support for Adult Children
ExpressO (2011)
  • Margaret Ryznar, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
Abstract

Although family law requires parents to support their minor children, the question of post-majority support—or child support for adult children—is entirely different. Some states permit this type of child support, while others do not. Those affected by this divergence in approaches include college students, unemployed people, disabled people, and of course, their parents—at a time of financial difficulty for many. The approach of each jurisdiction to this issue rests on whether the family is viewed as a social support system and whether intergenerational obligations exist. To help analyze these questions, this Article uses a comparative approach, considering the relevant law and public policy of both Europe and the United States.

Keywords
  • Family law,
  • domestic relations,
  • comparative law,
  • comparative family law,
  • child support,
  • post-majority,
  • post-minority,
  • Poland,
  • Europe
Disciplines
Publication Date
August 17, 2011
Citation Information
Margaret Ryznar. "Child Support for Adult Children" ExpressO (2011)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/margaret_ryznar/13/