CHAPTER 159

PARENTS AND CHILDREN

DUTY OF PARENTS TO SUPPORT MINOR CHILDREN

AN ACT RELATING TO THE LEGAL DUTY OF PARENTS TO SUPPORT THEIR MINOR CHILDREN.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:

Section 1. The legal duty to support a minor child shall rest solely upon the father if he is living and able to provide such support, but if the father is not living or is unable to provide such support then such duty shall rest upon the mother if she is living and able to provide such support. Such duty to support shall not exceed the amount necessary to provide for the essential needs of the minor child, such as food, clothing, shelter, medical expenses and reasonable education.

All Acts or parts of Acts inconsistent herewith to the extent of such inconsistency are hereby repealed.

Approved March 19, 1943.