If one spouse becomes ill and exhausts his or her insurance resources, is the other spouse held responsible to cover the total bill? What happens if the second spouse's resources are exhausted also?
Country relating to Question: United States
State (if USA): Colorado
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Thank you for your question and thank you very kindly for requesting me to assist you further.Generally, marital liabilities include all debts which are acquired and incurred by a husband and wife during their marriage. In re Marriage of Femmer, 39 Colo.App. 277, 568 P.2d 81 (1977). That means that debts acquired by one spouse are paid for by the other spouse in Colorado. The other spouse would be possibly pursued, and if the assets run out then it may require settling and negotiation of the bill, or even outright bankruptcy.Good luck.Dimitry Esquire41041.9624258102
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