My spouse and I have been seperated for 15 years, no legal papers no cohabitation and we have lived in seperate states , they have passed away..Am I liable for burying him and his medical/any bills? He lived in AR me in VA
Probably not, but Arkansas (AR) law may have a different interpretation. If you last lived together in Virginia, then in my opinion you are not responsible. If you last lived together in Arkansas (AR) that state's law may have a different result. Until someone tells you differently, don't pay anything.
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Some states use the doctrine of necessaries whereby a spouse would be responsible for the others medical debts. Check with a local attorney as to whether this is adopted and the particulars as some states offer variations.
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