LEGAL GUIDE
Written by attorney William Kenneth Sweeney

ARE FAMILY, FRIENDS OR HEIRS RESPONSIBLE FOR DEBTS OF A DECEASED PERSON?

After a relative dies, the last thing grieving family members want are calls from debt collectors asking them to pay a loved one's debts. At the outset, generally, heirs and beneficiaries can inherit assets and not personally inherit the deceased’s debt. However, there are exceptions as explained below.

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