This is not strictly speaking Harry Potter question but I'd be interested to hear what it is in our world and what differences you think they'll be in the Wizarding world. I don't know any lawyers so would like to ask the lovely people on MNFF.

If the parents were heavily in debt and fled the country with 'of age' children remaining in the country, would these children be responsible for paying back that debt? Also if some money had been set aside for the child for when said child came of age would there be any way the parents could take that money legally or illegally?

Or if the parents fled the country due to committing a crime, would their estate, and therefore debts, pass onto their child along with the estate?

Hope that makes sense- any help would be greatly appreciated. THank you!