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Parents Sue Son For Not Giving Them A Grandchild

If you’re in a steady relationship and in your 30s, you may find this story familiar.

It doesn’t matter how successful you are, the big question on every retiree parent’s lips: ‘When am I going to have a grandchild?' and 'Can you hurry up with it already, I’m bored.’

There’s guilting your kids into having kids/not being able to find a hobby to fill your time, and then there’s literally threatening legal action if a kid is not produced within the next year. No pressure guys!

Well, this Indian couple has had enough. Sick of paying for their son’s lifestyle without it resulting in a screaming toddler to run after, Sanjeev and Sadhana Prasad are demanding compensation worth nearly US$650,000 (AUD$945,000) for all the money they’ve spent on their son over the years.

With the lawsuit filed on the grounds of “mental harassment”, Mr Prasad said he had spent all his savings on his son, sending him to the US in 2006 for pilot training at a cost of US$65,000; supporting their son for two years while he lived with them and couldn’t find work, a lavish wedding and honeymoon, a car, and accommodation.

I mean talk to any parent and the list of costs for a child just go on and on, who knew you could try and sue it back into your wallet again?

"My son has been married for six years but they are still not planning a baby," Mr Prasad said. "At least if we have a grandchild to spend time with, our pain will become bearable."

AK Srivastava, the Prasad’s lawyer, stated "It is a dream of every parent to become a grandparent. They had been waiting for years to become grandparents."

We think this could be that lawyer’s biggest case yet because if successful, there are a mountain of wanna-be grandparents ready to progress to legal action.

Mr and Mrs Prasad’s son and daughter-in-law are yet to comment, no doubt from sheer cringe factor.

The petition is expected to be heard by a court on 17 May.