My husband passed. My name isn't on ANYTHING. Am I responsible for my dead husband's bills?

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I’m getting letters demanding payment. The house is in my name only.

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GSA, once again I yield to your wisdom. I have no experience with community property states and never even thought about that possibility. That puts a different spin on the situation.

Thanks for raising that issue! (Can I hire you to help straighten out a PC/Hospice medical bill care?? (Big grin - I don't think we can use emoticons here)
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Um, GA, if she lives in a community property state? She may be liable for a portion of the debt. If it's a credit card that included her as a signer, she may be liable. It's best to talk to an attorney at this point to find out what state law or probate law may say about assets, especially if Medicaid was involved.
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No, you're not responsible. There's another post here recently addressing how to deal with debt collectors. If I can find it, I'll post the link as it will help you in dealing with the people who are trying to collect.

In the interim, this is a link to other posts here on dealing with debt, including someone else's debt.

https://www.agingcare.com/search.aspx?searchterm=debt collectors posts

These posts are more to the point, of dealing with someone else's debt:

https://www.agingcare.com/search.aspx?searchterm=Fair Debt collection Practices act
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