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    Default Am I Responsible for My Deceased Husbands Medical Debt

    My question involves collection proceedings in the State of: Utah

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    Default Re: Am I Responsible for My Deceased Husbands Medical Debt

    Utah has a statutory necessities doctrine that makes both spouses liable for necessary expenses of the family, including medical care. See, e.g., NAR, Inc. v. Elmer, 141 P. 3d 606 (2006).
    Quote Quoting Utah Code, Sec. 30-2-9. Family expenses - Joint and several liability.
    The expenses of the family and the education of the children are chargeable upon the property of both husband and wife or of either of them, and in relation thereto they may be sued jointly or separately.
    If the cost of medical care was incurred before marriage, after an order for separate maintenance was entered, or under a few other specified circumstances, an exception may apply under Utah Code, Sec. 30-2-5.

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