If my husband is responsible for paying the debt accumulated during his first marriage, would I be responsible for this debt if something happened to him?

Asked on August 14, 2015 under Family Law, Pennsylvania


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

You would not inherit your husband's debts from a prior marriage, so you would not be responsible for them. However, those debts would be debts of his "estate," so creditors could try to recover from the assets which would otherwise be left to you, which potentially reduce what you would inherit.

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