No - the surviving spouse is not liable for the deceased person's bills !
YES, if you die, then the next of kin is responsible for your debt.
Only if they signed a contract or agreement to accept the responsibility. If not, the deceased's ESTATE becomes responsible for any debts.
The estate is responsible for all the debts of the deceased. Indirectly the spouse will have to pay them off from the estate before she can inherit.
In every state, the estate is responsible for the debts of the deceased. Only after they are resolved can the estate be closed any remainder distributed.
Unless the surviving spouse specifically signed an obligation for the deceased spouse's medical care, probably not. BOB... I think you're wrong. Check the Necessaries Doctrine for the state you live in. Almost always the surviving spouse is responsible for medical debts incurredso long as you were both still married at the time of death. I suggest you contact an attorney that deals in this kind of law so you know your rights.
Oregon is not a community property state. Therefore the surviving spouse is only responsible for the deceased spouse's medical bills if he or she entered into a financial agreement with the attending hospital and/or physicians or other such agencies.
No - a person's debts die with them. The spouse of a deceased person is not responsible fofr their outstanding bills.
no if they die the money they are owed will be taken out there bank account the remaning will be given out according to there will
Texas is a community property state which means that spouses are usually held equally responsible for debts incurred during the marriage even when only one spouse is the account holder. However, this may not apply to the outstanding medical bills of a deceased spouse unless the surviving spouse signed a written agreement with the health care provider(s) to accept said responsibility. This is especially true if the deceased spouse was receiving Medicare and/or Medicaid assistance.
Surviving spouses in Colorado are entitled to property that was shared with the deceased partner, even if no will explicitly says so. The survivor also has the ability to be named as the personal representative of the estate.
The GM Family Legacy Program provides eligible children of certain deceased GM retirees and surviving spouses the opportunity to continue.
The wife is not directly responsible unless she is on the contract. Florida courts could rule that the spouse benefited from the debts and could be held responsible. The estate has to pay the debts before she can inherit anything.