Legal Question in Wills and Trusts in North Carolina

My wife passed away in 2011 and had "NO estate" and incurred hospital and doctor bills during her sickness. Am I responsible for her hospital and doctor bills?

Asked on 7/18/12, 1:29 pm

1 Answer from Attorneys

Usually a husband is not liable for a wife's debts and vice-a-versa. The exception is for things which fall under the doctrine of necessaries and one of those things in NC is medical debts. I am afraid that you are going to be liable for those. It would be best if you could come to some arrangement.

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Answered on 7/18/12, 7:40 pm


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