Is the surviving spouse responsible for bills that were in the name of the deceased spouse only in the state of Washington?
Washington State is a community property state, in most instances a surviving spouse is responsible for the deceased spouse's debts depending upon the nature of the debt and how the deceased's estate is handled under state probate laws.
Is the surviving spouse responsible for the credit card account held solely by the deceased spouse's in Washington State?
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 for the deceased spouse's debts if there is no estate in Kentucky?
In the state of Michigan if the surviving spouse is additional user on a credit card of the deceased will the surviving spouse need to pay the debt?
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.
Is a surviving spouse responsible in Oklahoma for Credit card debt of the deceased spouse if the living spouse never signed and document?
In Florida what should the surviving spouse do about the credit card debt of a deceased spouse that was sent to collections if there was no estate?
If the account was joint then the surviving spouse is responsible for the debt. If the account was held solely by the deceased spouse the surviving spouse is NOT responsible for the debt and is not legally obligated to repay such nor to correspond with the creditor or collector. If the surviving spouse so chooses he or she may inform the collector that the account holder is deceased and also inform the collector that they…
Texas is a community property state which means that spouses are usually held equally responsible for debts incurred during the marriage even when only one spouse is the account holder. However, this may not apply to the outstanding medical bills of a deceased spouse unless the surviving spouse signed a written agreement with the health care provider(s) to accept said responsibility. This is especially true if the deceased spouse was receiving Medicare and/or Medicaid assistance.
In Tennessee is a surviving spouse responsible for the deceased spouse's debts if there is no estate?
Tennessee is not a community property state, if the surviving spouse was not a joint debtor he or she is not responsible for debt incurred by the decedent. The exeption would be, if there is a home that is encumbered by a mortgage and/or loan the surviving spouse will have to continue the agreement whether he or she was named on the lending contract in order to retain possession of the property.
Generally a surviving spouse will only be responsible for debts related to medical expenses of a deceased spouse is he or she has entered into a written contract accepting said responsibility. Rhode Island is not a community property state and therefore the surviving spouse would not, assuming he or she has not agreed in writing to do so be liable for medical bills (hospital, doctors, etc.) incurred for the care of a deceased spouse. Nevada…
Unless the surviving spouse specifically signed an obligation for the deceased spouse's medical care, probably not. BOB... I think you're wrong. Check the Necessaries Doctrine for the state you live in. Almost always the surviving spouse is responsible for medical debts incurredso long as you were both still married at the time of death. I suggest you contact an attorney that deals in this kind of law so you know your rights.
Are you the surviving spouse even if your were not cohabiting with your spouse at the time of death?
If the person was still legally married to the deceased he or she is still considered a "surviving spouse". However, the extent to which claims are made upon the estate of the deceased or the responsibility of the surviving spouse for debts owed by the deceased is determined by state laws and/or the probate court.
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.
Generally, a surviving spouse is responsible for medical expenses in Wisconsin. However, you should consult with an attorney or an agency that assists elders (if you qualify) to confirm that you are responsible for all bills. If you don't have the resources to pay in full perhaps the hospital will negotiate a lower pay off amount.
Will surviving children of deceased parents that have no life insurance or estate be responsible for paying criminal fines or utility bills incurred by the decedents?
In Indiana is the surviving spouse responsible for repayment of debt when the deceased spouse was the only account holder and could a lien be placed on the home?
Is surviving spouse responsible for credit card debt in North Carolina if she was not on the account when the other spouse died?
In the US a surviving spouse is responsible if the married couple resided in a community property state or the spouse accepted the responsibilty by signing a written agreement. If such is not the case and the deceased had no unexempt assets that can be used to pay medical expenses the debt becomes null and void. Surviving children or other relatives are not responsible for the debt unless they signed a written agreement accepting responsibility.
Your Mom died and your father is currently in a nursing home are you or is he responsible for her hospital bills?
If the couple resided in a community property state at the time of the individuals death the surviving spouse might be held accountable for the deceased spouse's medical bills. That would apply even if the surviving spouse is in need of care themselves. However, the outcome of such depends upon the financial status of the surviving spouse and the laws of the state relating to such, for example if the person is on Medicaid. Surviving…
Who inherits the estate when there is no will surviving children and grandchildren who are the children of a deceased child?
Generally, the estate of a decedent who dies without a will goes to the surviving spouse. If there is no surviving spouse then to the decedent's children and the children of any deceased child. You can check the laws in your state at the related question l,ink. Generally, the estate of a decedent who dies without a will goes to the surviving spouse. If there is no surviving spouse then to the decedent's children and…