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America's Best Kept Secret: An Adult Child's Duty to Support Aged Parents


Ann Hartwell Britton


Widener University - School of Law

January 1, 1990

California Western Law Review, Vol. 26, p. 351, 1990

Abstract:     
Many states have statutes that, like child support statutes, require adult children to support their indigent parents. The statutes have been mostly ignored ever since Medicaid stopped requiring applicants to exhaust this resource (suing their adult children for support). However, some of the statutes still provide ways for adult children who are, in fact, supporting needy parents to obtain contribution from their siblings. As long as the statutes remain, Medicaid could, of course, reverse its policy of not requiring their enforcement.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 22

Keywords: Parents, Children, Support, Filial Support, Duty to Support

JEL Classification: K19

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Britton, Ann Hartwell, America's Best Kept Secret: An Adult Child's Duty to Support Aged Parents (January 1, 1990). California Western Law Review, Vol. 26, p. 351, 1990. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1674918

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