All parents, according to the Family Code of the Russian Federation, have both rights and obligations in relation to their children. Since the obligations are enshrined in law, refusal to comply with them can lead to undesirable consequences, including deprivation of parental rights.
The main responsibilities of parents
Parents need to provide their child with a good life. Legislatively enshrined their duty to take care of the health and life of the baby, his psychological, moral and physical development. Parents are responsible for the crimes of their ill-mannered minor children. The same applies to cases when a child becomes ill due to excessive physical exertion, inappropriate living conditions, malnutrition, failure to provide timely medical care through the fault of the parents. Naturally, choosing the wrong parenting models, including moral or physical abuse, is a criminal offense.
Another important responsibility of parents is to provide quality general education for the child. Moreover, the choice of an educational institution is their priority right. Parents can choose the option that works best for their child without consulting others. However, the Family Code states that children themselves have the right to choose the best form of education, and parents are obliged to take their opinion into account.
What parents are required by law to do
Fathers and mothers have a responsibility to protect the interests and rights of their children. By law, parents are always representatives of their minor child, so they do not need to receive special powers to protect the interests and rights of the child. The exception is cases when the opinion of the child does not coincide with the opinion of the father or mother, and the guardianship and guardianship authorities consider this disagreement to be significant and decide to appoint an outside person as the child's representative.
Alimony obligations of parents should also be taken into account. The amount of alimony is set in court and, as a rule, is 25% of the amount of income for one child, 30% for two children, 50% for three or more children. Evasion of the payment of alimony is an infringement of the rights and interests of the child and a violation of the law. In this case, the second parent or guardian has the right to apply to the court for enforced alimony collection.
It is important to note that both parents have equal responsibilities towards the child, unless one of them has been deprived of or restricted from parental rights. Duties are removed from fathers and mothers after children reach the age of majority or demonstrate their full independence and legal capacity by marriage or in another manner prescribed by law.