Sheboygan, WI asked in Estate Planning for Wisconsin

Q: Will medical debts be passed on to my child ( over 18 ), the spouse is deceased ? Does the estate have to pay them ?

I am paying off my late husband's medical bills, and will still not be paid by the time I die. I am 60 years old. I hope any meager amounts I may have in savings, etc. will not have to go to this bill.

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Kenneth V Zichi
Kenneth V Zichi
  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Fowlerville, MI

A: Depending on circumstances, YOU may not have to pay your husbands bills. Your children certainly won't. Before you make another payment, I would strongly suggest you consult with a local attorney to review the paperwork and bills to determine if you can walk away. Don't be afraid to negotiate even if you DO have some responsibility ... there are many options here, but the one that leaps to mind is 'why are YOU paying for your husband's bills?'

Seek local counsel!

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