Financial support in a family.

Members of a family must financially support each other. First and foremost, the spouses must support each other during the marriage, and in the event of pregnancy by a common child or incapacity to work, after its termination.

Other relatives, sisters and brothers, grandparents and grandchildren, guardian and foster-child, stepparent and stepchild, can be compelled to support each other.

The court, however, has a very limited range of orders it can make. The principal instrument is the periodical payments order. For example, a husband can be ordered to pay his ex-wife a fixed amount each month.

Parents must support their underage children. Financial support for children on divorce can be agreed by parents or ordered by court. The level established by law is 1/4 of the parent's income for one child, 1/3 for two, and a half for three and more children. When the parent's income is irregular or securing of payment as a percentage of income is problematic court can order to pay a fixed amount.

Parents must also support their adult children incapable to work. Adult children must support their parents if they need financial support and can't work.