My husband passed away in virginia with no will. Only asset was a vehicle in his name. Am I obligated to pay his credit card debt

My husband had 3 credit cards totaling 5,000.
Debt collectors keep calling to see who will
pay the balances. My husband had a vehicle in
his name. Am I responsible

Asked on January 19, 2018 under Estate Planning, Virginia


M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

I am so sorry for your loss.  If the credit card is solely in your husband's name and it is not a joint account, then his "estate" is responsible to pay it, not you or other family members.  If you held a card under his name, thouhg, it could be on your credit history.  I would double check.  Good luck.

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