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“Filial Support” Laws: Making Children Pay for Their Parents’ Nursing Home

JULY 30, 2012 VOLUME 19 NUMBER 29 When your parents go to the nursing home, could you be liable for their bills? That may seem unlikely, but as the country’s leading authority on the subject (Prof. Katherine Pearson from the Dickinson School of Law at Pennsylvania State University) notes, there are laws on the books …

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Attempt to Force Children to Pay Father’s Hospital Bill Fails

JUNE 2, 2003 VOLUME 10, NUMBER 48 Are adult children liable for the medical care of their parents? Several states (not including Arizona) have laws that attempt to impose what is sometimes called “family responsibility” or “filial responsibility” on children for the care of indigent parents. A recent South Dakota case provides a little insight …

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