What to do with an 83 year old Acid Casualty Papa?
January 19, 2006 3:21 PM Subscribe
My friend is traveling back to the US to deal with her estranged 83 year old acid-casualty father’s deteriorating health and living situation. Can she be held legally responsible for his debts?
posted by zaelic to Law & Government (13 answers total)
My 52 year old friend’s father has been divorced estranged from her family since she was 9. He’s an old California Acid casualty – early 1960s Timothy Leary, Merry Pranksters, Ashrams, the works, tripped for 30 years – and never maintained close ties to her or her brother unless it was to ask for money. Now he’s unable to walk and she is – not very happily – going to California from Europe to help arrange his care situation. Old age homes, Social security payments, Army benefits, etc. She suspects he has run up a lot of debts. Can she – as his daughter (although her Mom divorced when she was 9 and has remarried since) be held legally responsible for his debt situation?