When a parent is put in an assisted living unit, are the children responsible for outstanding debts?

Asked over 2 years ago - Great Bend, KS

The parent only receives social security and has no other assests.

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    Answered . No, not just because they are your parents. You could be liable only if you agreed to be liable.

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    Answered . You must agree to be bound in one form or another, or have a court order that you take responsibility for your parents. The law does not automatically impose liability for a parent upon a child. It can work in reverse and can also work between spouses under the doctrine of necessities.

    This response is anecdotal in nature and intended only as a general background on the particular matter. I DO NOT... more
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    Answered . No

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There are different types of debt, but all involve one person (the debtor) owing money to another (the creditor). Terms of repayment are governed by a contract.

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