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Does "child support system" still apply even if the child is over 18 years of age?

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LauraGomez


Arresto Menor
Good day!

Recently, my father have been delaying remittance from abroad. He said that, for the mean time, we should use our "emergency savings (money that we saved in case of emergency)" to cover our expense. He even said to me, his daughter, that I should use the money from my bank savings account to cover my tuition fee. This normally doesn't happen, and I feel anxious. Do I still have the right to get support from my father even if I'm already 19 years old? I know I should be independent at this age, but I still haven't finished college. Thank you in advance.

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attyesc


Reclusion Temporal
You are entitled to support until you're done with your chosen degree.

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LauraGomez


Arresto Menor
Thank you for answering my question, Arresto Mayor. Is the support not only limited to my tuition fee? If then, what does it cover?

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attyesc


Reclusion Temporal
Under the Family Code, "Support comprises everything indispensable for sustenance, dwelling, clothing, medical attendance, education and transportation, in keeping with the financial capacity of the family.

The education of the person entitled to be supported referred to in the preceding paragraph shall include his schooling or training for some profession, trade or vocation, even beyond the age of majority. Transportation shall include expenses in going to and from school, or to and from place of work."

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LauraGomez


Arresto Menor
Is there a case I can file against my father if he no longer pursue to support me?

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attyesc


Reclusion Temporal
Yes, petition for support.

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