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Saturday, November 5, 2011

Taking Care of Parents

From the Fiji Times Online:

THE Government is looking at amending the Family Law Act to make it mandatory for children to physically and financially take care of their parents as more and more of the country's elderly are beginning to live longer.

Permanent secretary for Women, Social Welfare and Poverty Alleviation Govind Sami told participants at a municipal consultative forum in Ba last week that the number of Fijians living beyond 80 years of age was rapidly increasing and as a result Fiji has to prepare itself for an ever-increasing ageing population moving into the year 2050.

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An amendment like the one being proposed in Fiji would be shot down in a hurry in the US - the American culture is not one of 'family', but instead is one of 'individualism'. Voters would defeat the amendment because it goes against our culture - additionally, I am not sure it would pass constitutional muster.

Posted by: Tulsa Divorce Attorney | Nov 5, 2011 8:17:08 AM

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