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If your deceased father is being sued do you have to pay if his estate is exhausted?

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No, but any properties or such things as cars, boats, etc., will be sold and creditors are paid off. These were your father's debts and unless your mother is living then that's the end of it. If you mother is living then she is responsible for the debts and will have to appear in court. You are not responsible unless you have signed as cosigner for a loan or any properties or articles such as a car, motorhome, etc., are in both your names. * In the US a deceased person cannot be sued. The creditor must make a claim against the estate. Debts are paid according to their priority and to the extent of non exempt assets belonging to the debtor. Only surviving spouse's who lived in a community property state at the time of the death of the other spouse are sometimes not always, responsible for debts incurred solely by the deceased. Respond to the law firm filing the suit with the case and docket numbers of the probate filing.

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