My question involves collection proceedings in the State of: Illinois
My spouse died and I am getting advice from everyone. My spouse spent months in a rehab/nursing home, hospital and dialysis.
I am unemployed and spouse's ss checks stop this month. I will not be receiving spouse's ss benefits since I do not meet any of the criteria.
Family's advice is for me to try to get bills forgiven. I read that probate would be the answer because in IL the spouse gets an award and then from there, bills are paid. There is not enough money in our accounts to pay the spouse's award.
If that is the case then it appears the medical bills and all other bills will be forgiven due to insolvency.
What should I do?