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Elderly parents married 50 yrs only have SSI he left after

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Elderly parents married 50 yrs only have SSI he left after she was but in hospices didn't call her as well took his with him and left us her son to pay for every thing now they Owen a home that we are going to sell which has been slit in half by deed can we make him pay for her expense we had to put out
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Law Educator, Esq. replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for your question. I look forward to working with you to provide you the information you are seeking for educational purposes only.

Yes, if he is the surviving spouse, he is an heir and he is liable to pay from the estate for the costs that you had to put out for the expenses of the estate. He is also an heir though as a surviving spouse, so any costs that come out can come out of his share of the estate inheritance he is entitled to. Also, under FL law, the FL Rules of Probate Procedure make it mandatory that you hire a local FL probate attorney to pursue this to wind up the estate and recover expenses through the probate process.