CHAPTER 207

RELATING TO LIABILITY FOR SUPPORT

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 5, TITLE 13, DELAWARE CODE, BY ABOLISHING THE PROVISION DEALING WITH LIABILITY FOR SUPPORT OF GRANDPARENTS AND GRANDCHILDREN AND BY ADDING A PROVISION IMPOSING LIABILITY FOR SUPPORT ON SPOUSES.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware:

Section 1. § 501 (a), Title 13, Delaware Code, is amended to read as follows :

§ 501. Liability of parents, spouse and children for support; jurisdiction

(a) When any poor person shall be unable to support himself or herself, the parents, spouse or children of such poor person shall be liable for his or her support in the order as named ; if the relation prior in order shall not be able, the next in order shall be liable, and several relations of the same order shall, if able, contribute equally.

Approved June 7, 1955.