Legal Question in Credit and Debt Law in Virginia

My fiance's parents and sister are absolutely horrible with money! They spent every penny and have piles of debt, poor credit, a bankruptcy under their belt, and short sales of homes. I just wanted to know what would happen if they were to pass away with so much debt. Would my fiance have any legal obligations to pay it? He doesn't have a good relationship with any of them and has no idea if he is in any of their wills. We live in VA. His mom is a VA resident, sister is a FL resident and I think his father and stepmom are FL residents. Thanks.

Asked on 6/25/13, 11:16 am

1 Answer from Attorneys

Michael E. Hendrickson Attorney & Counsellor at Law

No, merely because your fiance would likely be a heir to his parent's

estate would in and of itself not make him liable to pay any debts that they

may owe at the time of their respective deaths which would be chargeable to

and the responsibility of their estates.

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Answered on 6/26/13, 2:31 pm


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