Debt Collection

Who is responsible for a leased vehicle when the person dies if there was no cosigner but there is a surviving spouse?


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If the married couple lived in a community property state at the time of the spouse's death, the surviving spouse may be responsible for the lease debt even if she was not an account holder. If the couple did not live in a community property state the creditor will be required to file a claim against the estate of the deceased to try to recover the debt.