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Is an adult child responsible for the debts of a deceased parent when they have joint ownership of a home?

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The home could be in jeopardy for creditor action depending upon how the deed is worded and the laws of the state in which the property is located. It would be prudent to discuss the possibility of the mother removing her name from the property deed with a qualified attorney before creditors decide to take action. Other than the possibility of joint property seizure or attachment by creditors surviving family members would not be responsible for repayment of the debt.

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