Filial laws put kids on the hook for parents' health-care costs
Jamie Patrick Hopkins
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.
Iacurci, Greg, "Filial laws put kids on the hook for parents' health-care costs" (2017). In the News. 2487.