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This chapter on maintenance contains several articles concerning the maintenance and maintenance relationship, extent and form of maintenance, modification and termination of the maintenance relationship. An obligee is the person who receives maintenance according to law; an obligor is the person who performs the corresponding maintenance obligation. Parents have the obligation to maintain their child. Where parents fail to perform the said obligation, the minor child or the child who cannot live independently may claim for the maintenance payment. The maintenance order may be modified by mutual agreement between the persons bound to maintenance. The parties involved may modify the manner of maintenance by mutual agreement provided that the modification is in favor of the person entitled to maintenance.

Keywords: maintenance relationship; obligation



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