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My mom died and I'm her next of kin. What kind of trouble would I have gotten myself into if I used her credit card to pay off some of my debt? I started making payments to the credit card companies for what I charged to her account.
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Real Estate Lawyer: Loren, Lawyer replied 20 days ago
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Real Estate Lawyer: Loren, Lawyer replied 20 days ago
My condolences for your loss.
It is not that you are in trouble, but you have made yourself legally liable for the repayment of the entire account, not just what you have charged. In other words, by using the card, you have made yourself a co owner of the account and the credit card company can sue you to pay the account.
As long as you make payments, nothing will happen.
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