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Who is responsible for the unpaid hospital bills of the deceased if there is no estate?

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2006-11-22 03:05:35
2006-11-22 03:05:35

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.

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