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Category: Estate Law
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Experience:  16 yrs estate law, real estate. Wills/Trusts/Probate
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On March 12, my mother was life-flighted to another hospital

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On March 12, my mother was life-flighted to another hospital where she died. She didn't own her own home, had no savings left, and no life insurance, other than a policy which took care of her funeral. She only had my father listed on her retirement as beneficiary and he passed away five years ago. (This was sudden, I know she thought she had time to see to all of this.) There are 3 of us children, are we liable to pay life-flight? None of us are very well suited to a bill as large as 55,000.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Estate Law
Expert:  Barrister replied 1 year ago.
Hello and welcome! My name is ***** ***** I am a licensed attorney who will try my very best to help with your situation or get you to someone who can. There may be a slight delay in my responses as I research statutes or ordinances and type out an answer or reply, but rest assured, I am working on your question.
Expert:  Barrister replied 1 year ago.
Did anyone actually sign any type of financial responsibility forms for mother at the hospital or elsewhere?..thanksBarrister
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I dont think so.
Expert:  Barrister replied 1 year ago.
Ok, then no, the children or heirs of a decedent are not personally liable for the debts of the decedent or the estate. Any creditors can only look to the estate for payment and if there are no assets in the estate, then they simply lose out...thanksBarrister
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you.
Expert:  Barrister replied 1 year ago.
You are very welcome. And please accept my condolences on your loss....thanksBarrister