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Title

Filial laws put kids on the hook for parents' health-care costs

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

11-22-2017

Abstract

State laws known as filial responsibility laws have the potential to stick unwitting family members with relatives' hefty long-term-care costs.

One of the best-known examples comes from a court case in Pennsylvania, in which a man was ordered to pay $93,000 to cover his mother's outstanding debt to a nursing home.