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Intergenerational Obligations: Post-Majority Child Support in Poland and the United States

The Solidarities Between Generations, Hugues Fulchiron, ed., 2013

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law Research Paper No. 2013-14

14 Pages Posted: 16 Mar 2013 Last revised: 30 Apr 2013

Margaret Ryznar

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Anna Stępień-Sporek

University of Gdańsk School of Law; Stępień-Sporek, Pawelski, Stoppa Spółka Partnerska Kancelaria Radców Prawnych i Adwokatów (Law Office)

Date Written: 2013

Abstract

It is a common principle in many jurisdictions, including Poland and the United States, that parents have a duty to financially support their children. Indeed, few people would dispute the necessity of child support for children — except to the extent that the children at issue are adults. In the case of adult children, parental obligations become less clear, and the differences in the Polish and American approaches appear. Importantly, the differences between these approaches offer lessons implicating child support enforcement and the model of family, which are the subject of this article. First, however, this article turns to a review of the relevant Polish and American law on parental child support for adult children.

Keywords: family law, domestic relations, child support, postsecondary education, college, university, tuition, postmajority child support, Poland, United States

Suggested Citation

Ryznar, Margaret and Stępień-Sporek, Anna, Intergenerational Obligations: Post-Majority Child Support in Poland and the United States (2013). The Solidarities Between Generations, Hugues Fulchiron, ed., 2013; Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law Research Paper No. 2013-14. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2234154

Margaret Ryznar (Contact Author)

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law ( email )

530 West New York Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202
United States

Anna Stępień-Sporek

University of Gdańsk School of Law ( email )

Jana Bażyńskiego 6
Gdańsk, 80-180
Poland

Stępień-Sporek, Pawelski, Stoppa Spółka Partnerska Kancelaria Radców Prawnych i Adwokatów (Law Office) ( email )

ul. Jana Matejki 21/2
Gdańsk, 80-232
Poland

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