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Is surviving spouse responsible for medical bills of deceased husband in South Carolina if there is no estate?

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01/27/2007

The specific reason you want to have an estate is to get things like this taken care of. The estate is responsible for settling the decedent's bills and debts. Without an estate, the creditors will go to the spouse. For your peace of mind and protection, please consult an attorney.