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Husband came into marriage with large amt. credit card debts. wife not on accts. who is responsible if he dies before debts pd.

Iselin, NJ |
Filed under: Debt

he is only making mim. patment

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  1. His probate estate would be responsible for paying his debts if he dies. In many states, the family is entitled to a certain amount from the estate before any creditors are paid, so check state laws or consult with an estate planning attorney. Hope this perspective helps!


  2. You are not responsible for Pre-marital debts. They would get paid from the estate.

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