Paying for your Parents' Long-term Care: Filial Responsibility Law in North Carolina

Many of us are concerned about paying for long-term care for ourselves, and when that may be required.  But there’s another concern which we should be aware of:  the possibility of having to pay for our parents’ long-term care, whether in an institution or home-care.  On the books in 30 states including North Carolina are “filial responsibility laws” that impose a legal obligation on adult children to take care of their parents’ basic needs and medical care. 

The North Carolina General Statute 14-326.1 states:

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