The estate of the deceased is responsible for the debt.
Typically they are no responsible. However, the estate has to resolve it before making a distribution.
The estate of the deceased is responsible for the debts. Your mother will indirectly have to resolve the debts before the assets are released.
Your mother's estate is responsible. If you signed the paperwork on some items, you could be held responsible.
The children are not personally responsible for the bills, unless they co-signed them. However, the estate is responsible. Which means that the estate may be depleted and a lien placed on the house. The children may not inherit anything.
If you were not listed as a joint account holder you are not responsible for the debt.
Yes, children have priority over the mother of the deceased. They are the descendants it get priorty second only to a surviving spouse. Even without a will the spouse will come first, then children. Parents are next, then siblings.
The five children of the deceased child would inherit the deceased child's share of the mother's estate, unless the mother's will says other. For example, if the mother's estate is to be equally divided amongst her 3 children, then one-third of the mother's estate is split amongst the five grandchildren of the deceased child.
The estate has the responsibility to settle all debts, including utility bills, not the heirs. Once that is done, the remainder can be distributed.
The term "next of kin" refers to immediate family - mother/father, then children, then grandchildren. The spouse of the deceased would be first, followed by the children.
No one can really answer that. We do not know your mother and your person story with them. No one can answer this except your mother. Ask her.
She is interfering with the distribution of the estate. She can be sued.