Technically the estate is responsible for all the debts of the deceased. The spouse, through the estate, has to pay off the debts.
In Arizona the estate is responsible for the medical bills of the deceased. Only after they are resolved can the estate be closed any remainder distributed. So the wife cannot inherit anything until the bills are resolved.
If the deceased person is your wife then I think you are responsible for her medical bills
Is the surviving child responsible for deceased none medical bills?
In Florida the estate will be responsible. The spouse indirectly will pay, as they cannot inherit until they are resolved.
Kentucky requires that debts be resolved before an estate is settled. That means the bills have to be paid before anything can be distributed.
No and Yes. The estate is responsible for the medical bills of the deceased. And since the spouse is normally the recipient of the estate, the bills will affect how much the spouse will inherit. Some of the assets, such as property held as Tenants in the Entirety, becomes the property of the spouse. Other assets may have to be liquidated to pay the bills, including medical expenses and funeral costs.
Unless the spouse signed any documents incurring liability for the deceased's medical bills, they are not responsible. The deceased's ESTATE is responsible for the medical bills, and all other obligations owed by the deceased at the time of their death.
In Kentucky the estate will be responsible. The spouse indirectly will pay, as they cannot inherit until they are resolved.
No - a person's debts die with them. The spouse of a deceased person is not responsible fofr their outstanding bills.
In Oregon the estate will be responsible for the medical bills of the deceased. Only after they are resolved can the estate be closed and any remainder distributed.