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Lane
Lane, JD,CFP, MBA, CRPS
Category: Social Security
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Experience:  Law Degree, specialization in Tax Law and Corporate Law, CFP and MBA, Providing Financial, Social Security & Tax advice since 1986
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My husband passed away 2016 December 19 I don't know if I'm

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My husband passed away 2016 December 19 I don't know if I'm responsible for his medical bills we've been married six months. He was in St. Joseph's Hospital for 28 days in ICU
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Lane replied 9 months ago.

Hi. My name's Lane. I can help here.

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The only way you could be responsible is if you are in a community property state.

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And even then there are options, (bankruptcy will protect this)

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ALSO, Many times THAT's unnecessary becasue unnecessary because creditors cannot garnish most retirement accounts and social security benefits.

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CAn you tell me what state you're in?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Colorado I don't know if I should be talking I just talk to someone on the phone
Expert:  Lane replied 9 months ago.

I can make an offer for a phone consult if you'd like (or did Justanswer.com just do that?)

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The community property states are Arizona, California, Idaho, Louisiana, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Washington, and Wisconsin.

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This means that you are NOT responsible for his debts (including hospital bills)