Re: Is The Surviving Spouse Responsible For The Deceased Spouse Medical Bills in Miss
Since Mo. is not a community property state, you *possibly* may not be. However, you do need to google "doctrine of necessaries" for your state (which can apply even in non community property states) & makes one spouse responsible for the other spouse's medical debts.
You can also ask an attorney in your state if this doctrine still applies currently in your state. Some states have abolished it, some recognize it just for medical debts & some recognize it for other debts besides med. debts (ie some credit card debts if both spouses benefited from use of the cards).
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