Children are obliged to contribute to the costs of the joint household if they have income from their own work and it does not matter whether the child is full or not. A child who is able to nurture themselves is obliged to provide adequate nutrition to the parent who needs material assistance. It is not only about diet and housing, but also on personal needs including cultural, societal needs of a reasonable age. Most often, parents are referred to support from their children in relation to impaired health when they are unable to provide an increased cost of living from their incomes or Retired.

Any child able to feed themselves is involved in maintenance obligations towards parents to the extent that they are in proportion to other children's opportunities and property ratios. This obligation also applies if they do not live with the parents in the common household.