There is a LEGAL obligation to do so? Really?
The father, who once tormented the family. The mother, whose parental rights are limited. Now - the old, the sick - they are demanding money from adult children unseen for years. Social welfare and the courts are tough: you have to pay.
Polityka, in Polish:
The father, who once bullied family. A mother who has limited parental rights. Now - old and sickly - demand money from adult children for years unseen. Social assistance and courts are ruthless: you have to pay.
The number of lawsuits from parents to children is growing exponentially. Just as the number of convictions. Starting from 2009 it is 700-900 per year, twice as more as a decade earlier.
...the family law does not foresee any circumstances that would allow the child get out of paying. In 2008 was added to a it provision, that if the adult child is in poverty through their own fault, parents are not required to lay out on their subsistence. But there is no 'mirror' record - to protect children, siblings or former spouses from irresponsible relatives.