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One question we get from clients, potential clients, and their adult children from time to time is "can adult children be held liable for their parents' nursing home bills?" In short, the answer is yes, but there's a lot of things that have to happen before the adult child gets sent a bill or is the subject of legal action, and practically speaking, as long as no one goes AWOL, there's no reason this needs to happen. But, that doesn't mean that having enough money to pay for nursing home or other long-term care costs isn't an issue for many families. In order to avoid this worse-case scenario of potential legal action to force payment of a nursing home bill, there needs to be adequate planning done in advance. That is where our law firm comes in. In the Second Half of Life Podcast episode 42, which runs just over eight minutes, our long-term care planners Kristin Daugherty and Tammy Zilske explain more about the Pennsylvania law that allows adult children to be held liable for their parents' nursing home costs, the relatively rare situations in which this may happen and how to avoid it in the first place. 

All episodes of the Second Half of Life Podcast can be found on the Steinbacher, Goodall & Yurchak website, as well as on most podcast directories, which includes Apple PodcastsSpotifyTuneIn + Alexa, iHeartRadioStitcherPodcast AddictGoogle PodcastsPodchaserDeezerListen NotesBullhornOvercastPocket CastsCastroCastboxPodfriend, Player FM, Podcast Index and Pandora

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