Let me see: I have three children. It costs an estimated $245,000 to raise a child in the U.S. Does this mean I'm owed $735,000 and never even knew it? I'm afraid this all falls into the category of the old logic silly, "All tables have four legs/ My dog has four legs/ Therefore my dog is a table."Court orders dentist to pay his own mother for raising himJudges uphold Taiwanese divorcee’s contracts with her two sons requiring them to reimburse her for their upbringing and education...Taiwan’s top court has ordered a dentist to pay his mother around £554,000 as reimbursement for the money she spent raising and educating him....Cases of abuse and abandonment of senior citizens have been on the rise in Taiwan in recent years, prompting calls for a law to jail adults who fail to look after their elderly parents although it is yet to pass.