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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: 5 months ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Lane replied 5 months ago.

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


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


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


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


CAn you tell me what state you're in?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Colorado I don't know if I should be talking I just talk to someone on the phone
Expert:  Lane replied 5 months ago.

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


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


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

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