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In Pennsylvania is the surviving spouse responsible for debts of deceased spouse that were in the deceased name only ?

Middleburg, PA |

In Pennsylvania if a spouse dies and has bills & a leased car in their name only is the surviving spouse responsible for these ?
What if there is not enough money in the estate to pay such bills?

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The surviving spouse may be responsible for the medical expenses, such as emergency care provided before death, and any debts that she co-signed on. Depending on the nature of the debt, the spouse may or may not be liable for these payments if the estate cannot pay them.

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Ms. Reed has it right. Consult with an Estate attorney to determine in detain your obligations.

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