Estates
Medical Billing and Coding

Is the surviving spouse liable to pay medical bills for a decedent with no estate or probate assets in South Carolina?

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02/12/2007

The estate is responsible for the decedant's debts. You should consult a probate attorney and open an estate to settle any debts and distribute assets, even if you don't think there are any assets, you might be surprised.