Although a nursing home can?t require a child to be personally liable for their parent's nursing home bill, there are circ...Read more
Usually in non-community property states, one spouse is not responsible for the other spouse’s debt. However, in some states there is an exception to this rule for medical bills, meaning that a spouse may be liable for any debts relating to the other spouse’s medical treatment. In those states, nursing home care may be considered a medical bill. The rules regarding a spouse's liability for medical bills vary from state to state.
In community property states, a spouse is usually liable for any of the other spouse's debts that occurred during the marriage, even if only one spouse signed off on the debt.