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Has your sister signed off as being responsible for the medical debts?
No. How does she do that?
Sometimes when couples go to a doctor's office or hospital they will try and get the spouse to sign off as being responsible for the debt. That is the only way she would be personally responsible for the bills.
If she is designated as the beneficiary on the life insurance then it would go directly to her and wouldn't be subject to the bills or debts of her husband.
It's different in some states but in FL the courts and legislature have specifically done away with the spouse being liable for the other spouse's debts.
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If she has at this point signed anything that would make her responsible, can she reverse that? Also, can they deny treatment if she does not sign?
She could send a letter saying she is not responsible for any treatments in the future and that should cut off the debt as of that date. She would want to send the letter by certified mail. I don't think they could stop treatment on him because she doesn't want to be responsible, that would be unethical.
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You're very welcome and I certainly wish you and your sister the best.
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