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Maryland Repealed Filial Responsibility Laws. What’s Going on in Virginia?

Note:  There was a link error in the Tuesday, 9/8/2020 newsletter. For "CMS Launches New Compare Tool, Featuring All Eight Healthcare Tools in One Place," please click here.  ---- Q. My mother has had dementia for the past … [Read more...]

States with Filial Responsibility Laws

What happens when a person who is in need of long-term care is unable to pay for it? More than half of the states in our country have filial responsibility laws -- laws that can make adult children financially responsible for … [Read more...]

Are Filial Responsibility Laws Preempted by the Federal Nursing Home Reform Act?

In October 2010, Doris Pike was admitted to Corry Manor, a nursing home in Pennsylvania. At that time, her husband, Levere, signed an agreement with the facility, promising to use his wife's assets to pay for nursing home care … [Read more...]

Filial Responsibility

Q. I was on Avvo recently looking up "filial responsibility." I saw you answered a question where a husband sued his wife's children to pay him monthly for the care of their mother in a dementia unit, and they were ordered to pay … [Read more...]

Filial Responsibility: Elderly Couple May Be Responsible For Son’s Medical Bills

Filial responsibility laws obligate adult children to pay for their indigent parents’ food, clothing, shelter and medical needs. When the children fail to do so, nursing homes, hospitals, and other creditors can file lawsuits … [Read more...]

More Filial Responsibility Cases are Ending Up in Court

Filial responsibility laws obligate adult children to pay for their indigent parents’ food, clothing, shelter and medical needs. When the children fail to do so, nursing homes and government agencies can bring legal action to … [Read more...]

Now this is SCARY- Filial Responsibility Part 2

Ruth and Earl Linderkamp, parents of Dawn Herrmann and Elden, Louis, Carl, Gene, and Dennis Linderkamp, resided in Four Seasons Healthcare, a nursing home in Forman, ND from 2006 until they died in 2009 and 2010, respectively. In … [Read more...]

Are Children Legally Responsible for their Parents’ Care? – Filial Responsibility Explained

Maryann Pittas, the victim of a car accident, was a patient in a nursing home for about six months. A few weeks after she was released, her son received the nursing-home bill of $93,000. He was beside himself when the facility … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Can You Inherit Debt from your Parents?

Dear Oakley, My mother recently told me that she charges everything and has lots of credit card debt and other debt. I’m an only child and she is widowed. If something happens to her, would I inherit her debt? Also, she lives … [Read more...]

Son Is Liable for Mother’s Nursing Home Expenses

Q. My mother was diagnosed with dementia and will need nursing home care in the not-so-distant future. She recently started giving huge monetary gifts to me and my sister for birthdays and holidays. I told her that what she is … [Read more...]