Bill to amend North Dakota’s filial statute sent to Burgum

BISMARCK – Shortly after Durant “Phil” Shook died, his four children got a letter in the mail notifying them a nursing home was suing them for more than $43,000 in unpaid bills related to their father’s stay at the facility.

His children, Becky Pedersen, Margaret Rennecke and Joseph Shook, had no idea of the existence of an antiquated law in North Dakota that allows nursing homes to sue children for their parents’ unpaid nursing home bills.

As a result of the litigation, his children reached out to their local legislators to try to get the law changed.

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By |2019-03-15T10:15:52+00:00March 15th, 2019|Categories: News|