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In New Jersey is a surviving spouse responsible for credit card debt that was solely incured by the deceased spouse or will it be paid from the deceased's estate?

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From the remaining spouse, no. Collecting from the estate depends on many factors. The laws pertaining to real property and/or survivor rights take precedence over probate proceedings. A determination on what creditors might be entitled to can only be made after the deceased financial status has been compiled.
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