In Portland Oregon is a spouse legally responsible for a dead spouse's medical bills when there is no money or assets in the estate?
YES. Oregon is an equitable distribution state. Typically a spouse can be held liable for the medical bills of the other spouse under the doctrine of necessaries. Thi…s doctrine hold that a spouse is liable for the necessaries of the other spouse. Necessaries are items that are essential such as food, shelter and medical bills. (MORE)