For Love, Legacy, or Pay: Legal and Pecuniary Aspects of Family Caregiving

12 Pages Posted: 26 Sep 2012

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Marshall B. Kapp

Florida State University - College of Law and College of Medicine

Date Written: September 26, 2012

Abstract

Most caregiving and companionship provided by family members and friends to older individuals in home environments occurs because of the caregiver’s feelings of ethical and emotional obligation and attachment. From a legal perspective, though, it might be ill-advised for an informal caregiver to admit such a motivation. Building on a recently published study of relevant litigation, this essay discusses changing cultural and legal aspects of family caregiving when there is some expectation of pay, property, or future financial legacy in return for the caregiver’s present work and sacrifices.

Suggested Citation

Kapp, Marshall, For Love, Legacy, or Pay: Legal and Pecuniary Aspects of Family Caregiving (September 26, 2012). FSU College of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 604, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2152531 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2152531

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