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Answered 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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