2019 Montana Code Annotated
Title 40. Family Law
Chapter 6. Parent and Child
Part 3. Obligations of Children
40-6-301. Duty of child to support indigent parents

Universal Citation: MT Code § 40-6-301 (2019)

40-6-301. Duty of child to support indigent parents. (1) It is the duty of every adult child, having the financial ability, to furnish and provide necessary food, clothing, shelter, medical attendance, and burial, entombment, or cremation costs for an indigent parent, unless, in the judgment of the court or jury, the child is excused by reason of intemperance, indolence, immorality, or profligacy of the parent.

(2) If a county pays for burial, entombment, or cremation costs under 53-3-116, the county may seek reimbursement under this part, if applicable.

History: En. Sec. 1, Ch. 42, L. 1915; re-en. Sec. 5853, R.C.M. 1921; re-en. Sec. 5853, R.C.M. 1935; R.C.M. 1947, 61-124; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 435, L. 1993.

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