In this article we explain the Illinois Family Expense statute and answer the question, “when is a family member liable for debts of spouses and children?” We answer the questions, “are family members liable for spouses’ and children’s medical expenses?”, “can a child recover a parent’s medical expenses as damages in Illinois?”, “when can a parent recover a child’s medical expenses as damages in Illinois?” and “what qualifies as a family expense for which spouses and children are liable?”
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