Am I liable for my deceased wife’s medical bills?

Asked on November 6, 2012 under Bankruptcy Law, Oregon

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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Under the marital laws of all states in this country, if your deceased wife incurred medical bills while you and she were married, any portions not paid by her estate would ultimately be your responsibility to be paid. The rationale is that the bills are a marital obligation.


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