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

Asked about 1 year ago - Iselin, NJ

he is only making mim. patment

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  1. Dorothy G Bunce


    Contributor Level 20


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    Answered . 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. Celia R Reed

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

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