Legal Question in Wills and Trusts in New York

we jointly own marital residence. Deceased spouse's bank accts have beneficiaries listed. Assets pass to surviving spouse. must survivor pay off deceased spouse's credit cards if he is sole debtor on those accounts?

Asked on 8/11/13, 5:48 am

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Arnold Nager Arnold H. Nager, Esquire
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The decedent's estate must pay of debts before assets are distributed.

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Answered on 8/11/13, 6:32 am

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