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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 |

he is only making mim. patment

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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!

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

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