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What is the definition of support?

“Art. 194 of the Family Code defines support as that which “comprises everything indispensable for sustenance, dwelling, clothing, medical attendance, education and transportation, in keeping with the financial capacity of the family. 

The education of the person entitled to be supported referred to in the preceding paragraph shall include his schooling or training for some profession, trade or vocation, even beyond the age of majority. Transportation shall include expenses in going to and from school, or to and from place of work.”

Who are obliged to give support?

1. The spouses;

2. Legitimate ascendants and descendants;

3. Parents and their legitimate children and the legitimate and illegitimate children of the latter;

4. Parents and their illegitimate children and the legitimate and illegitimate children of the latter; and

5. Legitimate brothers and sisters, whether of full or half blood.

How shall be the amount of support be determined, reduced or increased?

The amount of support shall be in proportion to the resources or means of the giver and to the necessities of the recipient.

Support shall be reduced or increased proportionately, according to the reduction or increase  of the necessities of the recipient and the resources or means of the person obliged to furnish the same.