No. Mississippi is not a community property state. The state does, however, have a rather obscure "necessities" statute which pertains to those items purchased solely by a spouse on credit that can be defined as needed by the married couple as a whole. The statute is subject to many interpretations and therefore almost impossible for a creditor to use as a means of collecting debt owed from a surviving spouse.
In Pennsylvania, the surviving spouse, or whoever is listed in the will as beneficiary, is responsible for medical bills. Any debt incurred would be owed by the living spouse.
No, New Jersey is not a community property state, therefore the surviving spouse is not responsible for debts that were solely incurred by a deceased spouse.
No, surviving family members are not responsible for the debts of deceased persons if they were not listed as a joint account holder or borrower.The exception being a surviving spouse when the couple resided in a community property state.
Only if you are a joint debtor. Surviving family membes are not responsible for the debts of deceased parents, siblings or other relatives. The exception might be if the person signed an agreement with a care facility, hospital, medical clinic, doctor, etc. to be responsible for debt incurred during the deceased person's treatment/confinement.
If the couple resided in a community property state it is possible for the surviving spouse to be responsible for debt incurred by a deceased spouse even though he or she was not an account holder. Texas and Wisconsin are not considered "true" CP states as they treat solely incurred marital debt somewhat differently as do the other CP states.
California is a community property state, the debts of the deceased should be included in the probate procedure. Usually in California the surviving spouse is responsible for all debts incurred during the marriage even though he or she was not the named account holder.
No. Only the account holder is responsible for repayment of debt incurred on a credit card. An authorized user is not responsible for repayment, but in this case if the now deceased AU continued to use the account after the death of her mother (the account holder), the AU's estate might be responsible for any charges made under such circumstances. In any event, the surviving spouse is NOT responsible to repay the CC debt.
If the surviving family members are not joint account holders or a surviving spouse who was living in a community property state, they are not responsible for the debts of the deceased. The deceased estate (if any) is to be probated (when required) and any assets are used to pay outstanding debts in their order of priority according to state law. FYI, authorized signers of credit card accounts are not joint account holders and not responsible for debt incurred. Likewise in some CP states the surviving spouse cannot always be held accountable for all debts solely incurred by the deceased spouse.
Tennessee is not a community property state, if the surviving spouse was not a joint debtor he or she is not responsible for debt incurred by the decedent. The exeption would be, if there is a home that is encumbered by a mortgage and/or loan the surviving spouse will have to continue the agreement whether he or she was named on the lending contract in order to retain possession of the property.
No, they may try to collect from you but for medical bills incurred by the deceased, the deceased's ESTATE is responsible for them. The Executor will have to address this matter with whatever funds are available in the estate.
Depends on the state you live in. * If the married couple resided in a community property state the surviving spouse might be held accountable for the debt even though the loan was only in the name of the deceased spouse. In all other states the surviving spouse is not responsible for debt that is incurred solely by a living or deceased spouse.
The deceased's ESTATE is responsible for any debts incurred by the deceased party. NOT the survivors.
Texas is a community property state therefore a surviving spouse usually can be held liable for debts solely incurred by the deceased spouse. Exceptions can be made to this law based upon the circumstances of individual cases
No, Georgia is not a commmunity property state.
Yes, you are under the law married couples are considered one unit, that makes you responsible for eachother. * No. Not unless the surviving spouse signed an agreement to do so. The only time spouses are responsible for each others debts is if the debts are incurred jointly or the couple resided in a community property state, Illinois is not a community property state. (Macky)
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.
Generally a surviving spouse will only be responsible for debts related to medical expenses of a deceased spouse is he or she has entered into a written contract accepting said responsibility. Rhode Island is not a community property state and therefore the surviving spouse would not, assuming he or she has not agreed in writing to do so be liable for medical bills (hospital, doctors, etc.) incurred for the care of a deceased spouse. Nevada is a community property state, therefore the surviving spouse might be held accountable for such debts. All assets and debts accumulated during a marriage in a CP state are considered to be jointly owned and jointly owed regardless of which spouse is the receipient of a debt or asset.
Only if the person entered into a written contract with the medical providers to do so.
Since a married couple are considered to be one economic entity, yes. The wife would be held responsible.
The estate is responsible for the deceased spouse's debts. But given that the spouse typically inherits the estate, and often agreements are required to include the spouse, there is a possibility, depending upon the type of debt and the instruments they were created under. I would consult a probate attorney. * A spouse is not responsible for the debts of a deceased spouse unless the debts were jointly incurred during the marriage or in some instances the married couple resided in a community property state at the time of death.
Maryland is not a community property state, therefore the surviving spouse is not responsible for repayment of debt that was solely incurred by the deceased. The debts will become a part of the deceased's estate and will be handled according to state probate laws.
The surviving spouse is only responsible for creditor debt if the accounts were jointly incurred during the marriage unless that debt is considered a bill of necessity (i.e. medical and utility.) In some states you have to be married at the time the debt incurred such as IA, NH, MA, AZ, CT, and SC and in most when you get married the "bills of necessity" become the responsibilty of both parties no matter who puts their name on it. However in FL the rules dont apply surviving spouse is not resp. For credit cards it is different that is contractual its whoever is on the contract same with personal loans and student loans and things of that nature.
If she incurred within the bounds of the marriage (after you were married). Then yes you are responsible. If they were incurred before then no you are not.
The decedent's estate is responsible for any debts incurred by the decedent.