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My husband recently passed away. Am I responsible for debts…

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My husband recently passed...

My husband recently passed away. Am I responsible for debts in his name only?

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Oklahoma

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Estate Lawyer: RayAnswers, Attorney replied 3 months ago

No only his estate and the assets are liable to the creditors.As part of probate you would publish notice and see who files claims.His executor would pay claims again assuming there are assets.

You are not personally liable.If he was insolvent then they would have to write the debts off and he died insolvent here under Oklahoma law.

I appreciate the chance to help you tonight.I am so sorry for your loss of spouse.

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Ok. Thank you
Estate Lawyer: RayAnswers, Attorney replied 3 months ago

You are so welcome.Thanks again for 5 stars at top of page.

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