BOOMERANGS.

Children who return home after they have left the nest are sometimes called “boomerangs”. Often, they return after a failed effort to find or keep a job. When they do, they can be a financial burden. The burden can be heaviest if they return with drug or alcohol problems. Jon Bon Jovi’s daughter, Stephanie, was found unconscious of an apparent drug overdose in her college dormitory on November 14, according to the December 3, 2012 issue of People. While their family probably has the financial means to care for her, other families are not as fortunate. In Louisiana, there is no legal obligation for a parent to provide any support to a child who has reached 18 years of age unless the child is “needy”. Parents of “needy” children are obligated to pay alimony to their children or to take them into their home and provide them with support and maintenance. If you have questions about the duties you may owe to your “boomerang”, contact a lawyer.