I hope to seek advice on a case.
My brother has two kids out of wedlock. He was providing financial support to the kids thru our parents who buy the basic needs of the kids with the money he provides until he stopped two years ago when he lost his job. Despite that fact, my parents and actually even us siblings continue to provide for the needs of the kids without hesitations because we love the kids.
Now, the mother seeked support from my brother. Since my brother is unemployed, the mediating lawyer asked if us, my brother's family are willing to provide the support.
My question is, can the mother of the kids demand from us legally? Also, can we demand for visitation rights?
By the way, my brother now has a live-in partner and a son.
Please enlighten me as our final meeting is on july 12, 2013.
Thank you and more power!