In Georgia, as in most states, life insurance proceeds to a named beneficiary become the property of the beneficiary and are therefore not accessible to the creditors of the decedent. Of course, this does not apply to joint debt between the spouses or any debt solely in the name of the surviving spouse. In short, if the surviving spouse's name is not on the debt of the decedent, the surviving spouse has no legal obligation to pay such debt.
Is the surviving child responsible for deceased none medical bills?
The surviving spouse is only responsible for credit card debt if the account were joint or the married couple lived in a community property state; (Texas and Wisconsin treat marital debt differently than other CP states). Death benefits from life insurance with a named beneficiary or SS death benefit are not subject to creditor action for repayment of the deceased debts.
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.
No, but the estate the deceased left may be responsible for these expenses.
Only if they signed a contract or agreement to accept the responsibility. If not, the deceased's ESTATE becomes responsible for any debts.
In California the estate will be responsible for the debts of the deceased. Only after they are resolved can the estate be closed and any remainder distributed.
The estate is responsible for all the debts of the deceased. Indirectly the spouse will have to pay them off from the estate before she can inherit.
Unless the spouse signed any documents incurring liability for the deceased's medical bills, they are not responsible. The deceased's ESTATE is responsible for the medical bills, and all other obligations owed by the deceased at the time of their death.
Washington State is a community property state, in most instances a surviving spouse is responsible for the deceased spouse's debts depending upon the nature of the debt and how the deceased's estate is handled under state probate laws.