Do I have to pay my spouse's debts if she passes if I live in NY, an equitable distribution state?
I'm not sure if the state matters but from a legal perspective my spouse has a personal loan and credit card dept in her name only so I’m wondering if the creditors will come after her estate (me) if she were to pass. We have our house and mortgage held jointly but everything else is separate including bank accounts and retirement accounts. Thanks
1 Answer from Attorneys
Her estate is responsible to pay her creditors before distribution of her assets.