Kasama sa sustento ang lahat ng kinakailangan sa tirahan, damit, gamot, pag-aaral at transportasyon, ayon sa kakayahan ng pamilya.
“Support comprises everything indispensable for sustenance, dwelling, clothing, medical attendance, education and transportation, in keeping with the financial capacity of the family.
The education of the person entitled to be supported referred to in the preceding paragraph shall include his schooling or training for some profession, trade or vocation, even beyond the age of majority. Transportation shall include expenses in going to and from school, or to and from place of work.“Article 194 of the Family Code
Maaari ibigay ang sustento sa pamamagitan ng regular allowance, o sa pagpapatira at pag-aalaga sa bahay.
“The person obliged to give support shall have the option to fulfill the obligation either by paying the allowance fixed, or by receiving and maintaining in the family dwelling the person who has a right to receive support. The latter alternative cannot be availed of in case there is a moral or legal obstacle thereto.”Article 204 of the Family Code