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Thread: Should parents have legal standing and the ability to sue for damages...

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    Should parents have legal standing and the ability to sue for damages...

    Should parents have legal standing and the ability to sue for damages in the event of a wrongful death of an **adult** child? Key word: "adult", age 18+

    I say 'no'. An adult is, or should be considered, a separate entity... emotionally, legally, and otherwise... and should be treated as such. The ties have been broken, and there is no longer a direct connection.

    Lone exception: If the parents end up raising the adult child's children, then the parents could sue for the costs of raising said children, but no other damages, emotional, punitive, or otherwise.

    Please note that this question is not asking what the current legalities are, but rather what the legalities should be. You can state that you favor the current legalities and that's fine, but simply spouting what the current legalities are will not address the question.
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    Re: Should parents have legal standing and the ability to sue for damages...

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Should parents have legal standing and the ability to sue for damages in the event of a wrongful death of an **adult** child? Key word: "adult", age 18+

    I say 'no'. An adult is, or should be considered, a separate entity... emotionally, legally, and otherwise... and should be treated as such. The ties have been broken, and there is no longer a direct connection.

    Lone exception: If the parents end up raising the adult child's children, then the parents could sue for the costs of raising said children, but no other damages, emotional, punitive, or otherwise.

    Please note that this question is not asking what the current legalities are, but rather what the legalities should be. You can state that you favor the current legalities and that's fine, but simply spouting what the current legalities are will not address the question.
    The next legal kin should have legal right to sue in a wrongful death suit whether that be the parents, a sibling, etc.

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    Re: Should parents have legal standing and the ability to sue for damages...

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    The next legal kin should have legal right to sue in a wrongful death suit whether that be the parents, a sibling, etc.
    I would agree with this. There may be medical bills, student loans, or what not and if it is a wrongful death the next of kin would need the power to do what needs to be done.
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    Re: Should parents have legal standing and the ability to sue for damages...

    Quote Originally Posted by americanwoman View Post
    I would agree with this. There may be medical bills, student loans, or what not and if it is a wrongful death the next of kin would need the power to do what needs to be done.
    The next of kin would not be liable for bills and unpaid loans. The estate would, but not any relatives. Unless they co-signed, but that's another matter as they consciously agreed to pay in the event the primary borrower could not. Contrary to popular belief, estate money is NOT the property of any heirs unless and until all estate obligations are paid (or forgiven) first.

    If there is no money in the estate, the bills die with the borrower.
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
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    Re: Should parents have legal standing and the ability to sue for damages...

    If the "adult" is still living at home, in school, contributing to the home, taking care of mom and dad. Then yes.

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    Re: Should parents have legal standing and the ability to sue for damages...

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    If the "adult" is still living at home, in school, contributing to the home, taking care of mom and dad. Then yes.
    How about if still living in their parent's home and/or going to school, and NOT contributing or taking care of mom and dad?
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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    Re: Should parents have legal standing and the ability to sue for damages...

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    How about if still living in their parent's home and/or going to school, and NOT contributing or taking care of mom and dad?
    I said "in school".

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    Re: Should parents have legal standing and the ability to sue for damages...

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    I said "in school".
    Yes, you did, separated by a comma. Please clarify. Are you saying that all four criteria you listed must be present, or any mix and match of the four?
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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    Re: Should parents have legal standing and the ability to sue for damages...

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Yes, you did, separated by a comma. Please clarify. Are you saying that all four criteria you listed must be present, or any mix and match of the four?
    Any or a mix.

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    Re: Should parents have legal standing and the ability to sue for damages...

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    Any or a mix.
    Ok, then "in school" and "going to school" are the same thing, just phrased differently. I don't get your objection.
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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