Italian Supreme Court Rules Parents Not Obligated To Financially Support Adult Children

In a landmark ruling that will act as a precedent for similar trials in the future, the Italian Supreme Court ruled against the appeal of a 35-year-old man who still expected financial assistance from his parents. The historic sentence marked the end of a 5-year case in which an adult part-time music teacher who earned an annual income of about $24,000 claimed financial assistance from his parents. In an initial ruling, a Tuscany judge actually awarded him a monthly allowance of $360 from his parents, a decision that was later overturned by an appeals court. The Supreme Court ruled that the 35-year-old’s parents financial support cannot be expected to continue indefinitely. The welcomed sentence is expected to force young adults to finally “stand on their own two feet.”