Is the spouse of a deceased credit card holder responsible for their debt?
If they couple did not reside in a community property state and the account was not joint; the debt will become part of the deceased's estate and handled according to state probate laws. An exception pertaining to spousal debt responsibility in community property states would be if they resided in Wisconsin. If onwe dies the other will not be liable, only if your name is on the card to. I had 2 of my spouse die on me. I know! A spouse who is not a joint account holder is generally not responsible for debt incurred by the other spouse. Two exceptions the main one being if the married couple resided in a community property state or if the state of residency has a "necessities law". Couples residing in community property states are presumed by law to own all property equally, and to owe all debts equally regardless of which one is the designated borrower, ( only CP law exception is the state of Wisconsin). A surviving spouse living in a state which has an established "necessities law" relating to credit card use to purchase items such as food, medicine, pay utilities and so forth is responsible for those type of debts as they are considered joint regardless of the designation of the account. However, even in states that have such laws, they are very rarely used by creditors to recover debt owed.
Would your spouse be responsible for your business credit card debt if you were to die if she is not an account holder?
Is the spouse of a deceased credit card holder responsible for his debt if the spouse was not on the card in California?
Is a surviving spouse in Pennsylvania responsible for repayment of a credit card debt when his deceased wife was the authorized user on an account that was held by her deceased mother?
No. Only the account holder is responsible for repayment of debt incurred on a credit card. An authorized user is not responsible for repayment, but in this case if the now deceased AU continued to use the account after the death of her mother (the account holder), the AU's estate might be responsible for any charges made under such circumstances. In any event, the surviving spouse is NOT responsible to repay the CC debt.
Is a wife who is not a joint account holder responsible for her husband's credit card debt in Illinois?
In New Jersey is a surviving spouse responsible for a deceased spouse's credit card debt if their name is not on the account nor has she used the credit card?
Is a surviving spouse responsible in Oklahoma for Credit card debt of the deceased spouse if the living spouse never signed and document?
California is a community property state, therefore if there is a surviving spouse he or she is responsible for all outstanding debt including credit card accounts even if the decedent was a sole account holder. If there is not a surviving spouse the credit card debt will become a part of the probate procedure and will be handled according to the state laws of distribution of an estate.
If you do not live in a community property state is a wife responsible for the credit card debt of her deceased spouse when the account was in his name only?
No. The credit card debt will become a part of the probate procedure and will be handled according to the distribution laws of the state in which the person resided at the time of his or her death. Please be advised, it is not unusual for a creditor/collector to attempt to convince a surviving spouse that they are responsible for the debt especially if said spouse was an authorized user of the account. Be that…
Texas is a community property state and the issue of marital debt is complexed as it is not considered a "true" CP state due to the way in which marital debt responsibility is assigned. In most cases the surviving spouse can be held responsible for the credit card debts of the deceased spouse if the surviving spouse the account even though he or she was not named as an account holder. The best choice is…
Does a spouse have to pay back a loan of a deceased spouse if they are not a joint holder of the loan?
Depends on the state you live in. * If the married couple resided in a community property state the surviving spouse might be held accountable for the debt even though the loan was only in the name of the deceased spouse. In all other states the surviving spouse is not responsible for debt that is incurred solely by a living or deceased spouse.
You should contact an attorney in New Jersey to get an exact answer..However, normally if you have not signed the credit card contract, or any contract, you will not be held liable to the debts of a deceased spouse..Remember..A creditor can go after the estate of a deceased spouse. * No, New Jersey is not a community property state, therefore marital debts that are not jointly held belong solely to the spouse who held the…