We all know that life is not perfect, and sometimes the marriage or relationships that we imagined to be all romantic and successful also falls apart. This kind of separation between a mother and father do not just affect the couple but also the children who will eventually turn as victims when one of their parents forget their responsibilities of providing the necessary support.
The lack of financial support from parents normally happens since most young parents are unaware of their rights to legally demand a child support, in fact, failure to provide child support is already a crime, thanks to our lawmakers who secured this kind of ruling beneficial for single parents and children neglected by their parents.
Under the Republic Act 193 to 222 of the Family Code, a child support includes “everything indispensable for sustenance, dwelling, clothing, medical attendance, education and transportation”.
The law also regulated that the amount of child support will depend on the needs of the recipient as well as the resources of the parent. This means that the amount will not be fixed and constantly subject to modification.
A parent’s failure or refusal to provide financial support is punishable by law under the Republic Act 9262 also known as the Violence Against Women and Children Act.
So if you are a single mom or single dad at the moment and your former partner refuses to provide support for their own flesh and blood, then do not hesitate to seek legal assistance to know your children’s rights whether they are legitimate or not.
Source: Crowd H News