Written by attorney Kera Murphy Reed

Credit Card Debts of a Decedent

As executor of your brother’s estate you have the responsibility to pay the debts out of the assets of your brother’s estate. Assets that are includible in the estate are ones that are in your brother’s sole name without a joint holder or named beneficiary. You are not held personally liable for your brother’s debts and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act prohibits collection attempts against you personally as a surviving relative.

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