California : Family Code: 4400-4405
(provided by Divorce Source, Inc.)
Published 5.20.98

4400. Except as otherwise provided by law, an adult child shall, to the extent of his or her ability, support a parent who is in need and unable to maintain himself or herself by work.

4401. The promise of an adult child to pay for necessaries previously furnished to a parent described in Section 4400 is binding.

4402. The duty of support under this part is cumulative and not in substitution for any other duty.

4403. (a) Subject to subdivision (b):

(b) The right of the county to proceed on behalf of the parent or to obtain reimbursement is subject to any limitation otherwise imposed by the law of this state.

(c) The court may order the child to pay the county reasonable attorney's fees and court costs in a proceeding by the county under this section.

4404. In determining the amount to be ordered for support, the court shall consider the following circumstances of each party:

,ul> (a) Earning capacity and needs.
(b) Obligations and assets.
(c) Age and health.
(d) Standard of living.
(e) Other factors the court deems just and equitable.

4405. The court retains jurisdiction to modify or terminate an order for support where justice requires.

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