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If my spouse dies and we have credit joint will I have to pay

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If my spouse dies and we have credit joint will I have to pay balance owed?
Wa state?
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Unfortunately you would be liable for the credit card debt in Washington State in the event of your spouse's death.

When credit is extended jointly, the credit card company can choose to collect from either or both spouses. This means that the credit card company file a collection action to collect the entire debt from you.

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