More winning financial support from children through mediation
More parents are resorting to mediation to get financial assistance from their children.
Last year, 303 cases were handled by the Office of the Commissioner for the Maintenance of Parents, which arranges for the mediation, up 13 per cent from 269 in 2010.
The bulk of these cases were resolved, but some were difficult enough to be put before a legal platform, the Tribunal for the Maintenance of Parents.
Counsellors and Members of Parliament said parents are more aware of such avenues now, and are more willing to seek help in this way.