At what age is a parent no longer responsible for their child?
My 20 year-old brother just told my parents that they are legally responsible for him until he is 25 years old. He does not work, go to school, or generally follow the rules and guidelines set forth by my parents. What, if any, is their obligation to him, and under what circumstances?
Your parents have the right to kick him out of the house and put him on the streets if they want as he is over the age of 18 years old. Indeed, you brother can vote, obtain a job, join the army, and drive a car. I suspect that your parents do not think that your brother is able to make it on his own and are putting up with him becasue they feel that if he was on his own he would be arrested and thrown in jail. Your parents need to be more strict with him and force him to get a job or be put out. You cannot legally do anything here to correct the problem, rather your parents have to be the ones to act. Unless your brother is handicap and cannot take care of himself, I would say that your parents should take responsibility. But that is not the case here at all.