New Law in Shanghai Will Allow Lonely Old Parents to Sue Their Kids if They Don’t Visit Enough

A new law in Shanghai is forcing adults to visit their parents more often or their credit scores will suffer as punishment.

The law, which is set to take effect on May 1, will allow parents to file a lawsuit against their children which may escalate to a financial punishment that harms their credit via a court ruling, according to according to ECNS. Of course, poor credit will negatively affect any and all matters regarding finances, so not visiting parents can come with some steep, lifelong penalties.

The new law is one of several aimed at improving the welfare of Shanghai’s senior population which stands at over 4.36 million people.

While laws that aim to better the lives of seniors are always a good thing, we are pretty sure that threatening people’s financial well-beings won’t make for any relaxing visits to mom and dad’s house.

h/t: Shanghaiist
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