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FATHER THREATENS TO USE PARENTS MAINTENANCE ACT TO GET MORE MONEY FROM CHILD

Erm so my dad is nearing his 60s and has been a taxi driver for a long time. My sister and I have grad and are working rn. I have been giving a small sum of money (~$400) to my dad monthly, which is about 10% of my salary, the same amount is given to my mom too so total 20%. I really cant afford to give more. I’m not sure if my sister gives him an allowance but I don’t think so cos my sister tends to ignore him.

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My dad doesnt have much savings (still can go overseas though), and is tired of working. So recently he asked for more money. I told him to ask my sister instead since she earns more than me but somehow he only dares to ask for money from me. He is threatening me using the parents maintenance act, saying like he wants me to take care of him, and will see dr to say leg pain so cannot work.

So I just want to check if he really files against me, do I really need to pay much more? Will they take into account my husband’s salary? I paid my uni fees myself, so other than bills I dont owe him alot of money per say. If my mom knows that my dad managed to get more money from this act maybe she also wants it. Will they also sue my sibling too?

And even if I need to cough out more money, will they legally force me to bring my parents to my home to take care of them?? I’m really scared pls help me.

This stupid law is making me so stressed out tbh, how can people fuck up their retirement plans and decide to screw their kids. This is like a vicious cycle, some parents didnt think that their kids need the money for their future but just their retirement plan.

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