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What Are the Rights and Responsibilities of Parents?

Parents shall have the following rights and duties:

  1. the right to raise their children who are minors or are not capable of living on their own;
  2. the right to demand support from their adult child (children) under the circumstance where the parents are unable to work or have difficulty in self-sustaining;
  3. the right and duty to educate and protect their minor children;  
  4. the right and duty to bring up, educate and protect their children even after the divorce of parents; and
  5. the right for both parents and children to inherit each other's property.



Civil Code of China: Part V Marriage and Family (2020): Article 1067, 1068, 1084

Contributors: CJO Staff Contributors Team

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