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It is entirely possible that they can place a lien on the house. The hospital is entitled to place a claim against the estate and its assets. If the house is an asset, they can attach a lien to it to get their money.

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Q: Can a hospital take your home if your deceased spouse owes bills?
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If the couple resided in a community property state at the time of the individuals death the surviving spouse might be held accountable for the deceased spouse's medical bills. That would apply even if the surviving spouse is in need of care themselves. However, the outcome of such depends upon the financial status of the surviving spouse and the laws of the state relating to such, for example if the person is on Medicaid. Surviving children or other relatives of the deceased are not responsible for medical bills unless they personally entered into a contract with the medical providers.

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What happens when a separated spouse will not allow sale of deceased spouses home when there is an executor?

The spouse does have some rights to the home, based on specific laws for the state in question. If their name is on the deed, they can control the sale. Consult an attorney in your state.

In Indiana is the surviving spouse responsible for repayment of debt when the deceased spouse was the only account holder and could a lien be placed on the home?

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In Tennessee is a surviving spouse responsible for the deceased spouse's debts if there is no estate?

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