Ken Anderson, 47, is understandably confused. As a teenager, he was abandoned by his mother, Shirley Anderson, 73, and had to live with other families, quit school, and raise himself. Now his elderly mother has filed in British Columbia for parental support.
Anderson has been fighting the lawsuit since 2000. The mother has not had a relationship with Ken or his two siblings for decades, is asking for $750 per month in support from each of them.
Anderson was 15 when his parents and younger brother moved away and simply left him behind.
I find the fact that this case is considered even credible rather disturbing. It seems to me that any actionable or cognizable relationship was severed by the parent years ago. Of course, we do not have the concept of parental support, which is based on an analogous concept to child support. Putting aside this case and cases of prior abandonment, do you think the United States should have a parental support law?