“Thought for the Day” #744 – by Stephen R. Elville, J.D., LL.M.

June 20, 2016

In the continuing debate about filial responsibility (the idea that children of impoverished parents have a duty to support their parents and pay for services provided to them by state or local government), a recent Georgia Supreme Court case (Williford v. Brown, May 9, 2016) holds that even if children are held responsible for payment of their parents’ care, such responsibility does not guarantee children visitation or access to their parent(s).