Articles Posted in Family Liability

Family.jpgTexas recognizes several types of liability that may be imposed on family members for acts of other family members. A spouse can be liable for the acts of the other spouse when there is an agency relationship between the spouses or when a spouse incurs a debt for necessaries. With respect to children, as general rule, children are liable for their own actions. However, parents may be held liable for the acts of their children if:

  • There is an employer-employee relationship between the parent and the child;
  • The parent and child were engaged in a joint enterprise;