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Do my parents have access to my income?

Do my parents have access to my income?

Answer

The assumption that parents have the right to take their son's income is incorrect. Parents are certainly entitled to be looked after by their son, or indeed by their daughter, if they have insufficient or no income of their own. But they do not have the right to take his money or property without his consent. In this respect, what applies to a son also applies to a daughter. Both males and females have the same rights of ownership and equal personal and financial independence.

A woman's husband does not have any claim to his wife's property without her express and free consent. Both sons and daughters must be dutiful to their parents and look after them if they need to be looked after. A husband does not have any right to share his wife's property unless she willingly agrees.
 

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