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The estate will be responsible, so it would be a good idea to open one. The spouse indirectly will pay, as they cannot inherit until they are resolved.

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Q: Are you responsible for your deceased husbands debt if there is no estate?
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In Texas is the wife of a deceased husband responsible for the husbands debt?

She is not directly responsible. The estate is going to be responsible. And since she will likely be getting the bulk of the estate, paying off the debt will reduce her amount.

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