In May of this year, the Pennsylvania Superior Court issued a decision requiring a son to pay for his indigent mother’s care provided in a skilled nursing facility.
|Brandon B. Rothey, Esquire|
Pennsylvania is one of only a small number of states to require such responsibility. However, the Act is not without its detractors and a bill has been introduced to repeal the filial support law. House Bill 321 is currently in the Judiciary Committee. It is unknown at this time whether the Superior Court’s decision will be appealed or whether the House Bill will make it out of Committee. Rest assured, that the attorneys of Meyer, Unkovic & Scott LLP will continue to monitor these important decisions.