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In Mississippi is the surviving spouse responsible for debts solely incurred by a deceased spouse?

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2006-07-14 12:54:06

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.

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