The Pennsylvania Supreme Court held that the obligation to pay child support does not survive the parent obligor's death, such that the estate of the deceased parent owes no duty of continued support to the decedent's minor children.
Benson ex. rel. Patterson v. Patterson, 830 A.2d 966 (Pa. 2003).
The Duty to Support Minor Children Does Not Extend to the Estate of a Deceased Parent, but Ends at That Parent's Death: Benson ex. rel. Patterson v. Patterson,
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