Question from TropicalBoy, What are the steps to disown an adult child according to Mauritian law?
Answer from AI:
In Mauritius, the concept of “disowning” an adult child is not explicitly defined in the law. However, there are legal steps you can take to limit or sever financial and legal responsibilities towards your adult child. It’s important to note that this is a serious decision with significant implications, and you should consult with a legal professional for personalized advice.
1. Revise Your Will
In Mauritius, under the Civil Code, you have the right to leave your property to whomever you wish. If you have a will, you may want to revise it to exclude your son.
2. End Any Financial Support
If you’re providing financial support to your adult child, you can generally stop at any time as there’s no legal obligation to continue support after the child reaches the age of 18.
3. Consider a No Contact Order
If the relationship has become harmful or abusive, you might consider a no contact order. This would legally prevent your son from contacting you.
4. Consult with a Legal Professional
Given the complexity and potential consequences of this decision, it’s strongly recommended that you consult with a legal professional. They can provide personalized advice based on your specific circumstances and ensure that you’re aware of all the legal implications.
Please note: This information is intended to provide a general understanding of the law. It’s not intended to provide specific legal advice. Laws can change and may have been updated since this information was published. If you have specific legal questions, you should consult with a legal professional.