In Ohio is the surviving spouse responsible for the deceased spouse's medical and credit card debt?
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.
Unless the surviving spouse specifically signed an obligation for the deceased spouse's medical care, probably not. BOB... I think you're wrong. Check the Necessaries Doctrine for the state you live in. Almost always the surviving spouse is responsible for medical debts incurredso long as you were both still married at the time of death. I suggest you contact an attorney that deals in this kind of law so you know your rights.
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.
Is a surviving spouse in Illinois obligated to pay medical expenses incurred by the deceased spouse prior to death?
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)
Is a surviving spouse and sole beneficiary responsible in Manitoba for the Credit card debt of the deceased?
In Florida what are the surviving spouses responsibilities for a deceased spouses credit card and medical bills?
The estate is responsible for any bills. But the assumption is that the wife inherits the husband's assets. One way or another, the spouse ends up paying the debt. The spouse has some right in all real property owned by the husband. If the assets are not enough to cover the debt, the real property may have a lien placed against it to cover those debts.