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California is a community property and community debt state.

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California is a community property and community debt state. Can my wife be held liable for my credit card debt when I die?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Ellen replied 7 years ago.

Typically in a community property state like California the spouse can be held liable for half of the credit card debt of a deceased spouse.
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