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.
Alabama is not a community property state, the surviving spouse is not responsible for creditor debt unless he or she was a joint account holder.
Your estate is responsible for your debts. If the business is owned by the deceased, the business is responsible. A spouse is not responsible, but the amount they inherit will be affected by the debts.
Interest does not accrue on credit card debt after the card holder is deceased. It can occur however, if the spouse is on the account.
The spouse is not responsible and should not have this on her credit. But the estate of the deceased will still be responsible for the debt.
California is a community property state. Essentially, anything financial is owned or the responsibility of both entirely.
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.
Not unless she or he were a joint account holder. However, the estate may be responsible for paying the debt before the funds can be distributed. Check with a local lawyer.
The estate of the credit card holder. If the surviving spouse was an approved user, or co-signee they would also be responsible.
Illinois is not a community property state, therefore a spouse who is not a joint account holder is not responsible for the credit card debt of the other spouse.
No, New Jersey is not a community property state, therefore the surviving spouse is not responsible for debts that were solely incurred by a deceased spouse.
No, the spouse is not responsible. However it does come out there assets left behind.
California is a community property state, the debts of the deceased should be included in the probate procedure. Usually in California the surviving spouse is responsible for all debts incurred during the marriage even though he or she was not the named account holder.
In Oklahoma, the deceased's estate is responsible. The spouse can be held as a beneficiary of the costs and by inheriting less from the estate.
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.
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 as it may, the surviving spouse or other family members are not responsible for the debts of the deceased unless they were a joint account holder.
Only if the married couple reside in a community property state or the spouse is a joint account holder. An "authorized user" is not considered an account holder and is not legally responsible for debt incurred on a credit card account.
A spouse is almost never responsible for the expenses of a deceased spouse. However, if the deceased spouse had money and there will be probate, someone may make a claim against the deceased spouse's money in probate court.
No - a person's debts die with them. The spouse of a deceased person is not responsible fofr their outstanding bills.
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 always to discuss such matters with an attorney qualified in the state's probate law.
The estate of the deceased is responsible for the debts. Indirectly, the spouse is going to pay the debts, either by a smaller inheritance or as a beneficiary of the goods and services purchased by the spouse.