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All assets and debts of the deceased are paid and distributed under the probate laws of the state. If the deceased left an estate that does not contain any nonexempt assets, the debts will become null and void. It is the responsibility of the executor or executrix of a deceased's estate to notify creditors to prevent litigation procedures from being implemented. Once notified that the deceased's estate has been entered into probate. creditors have a time specified by state law to file a claim. If the person died intestate, state probate succession law (sometimes referred to as Universal law) will apply. In this situation, the deceased's debts are not the responsibility of surviving family members, however no assets or property can be distributed to beneficiaries until all debts have been satisfied in accordance with state probate law.

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Q: If your mother dies and her spouse has preceeded her in death who is responsible for the debt that she has in the state of KY?
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