Villas, NJ asked in Family Law and Probate for Pennsylvania

Q: Is a19yr old responsible for her deceased fathers medical bills. He died with no llfe/medical insuran

She has a parttime job goes to college and lives with her mother. Basically there is no estate she has his car which is 9yrs old and needs repairs. What forms does she need to protect herself and be able to continue with school. She is a DELCO resident he was a BUCKS County resident.

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Dawn Padanyi
Dawn Padanyi
  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Doylestown, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: The deceased estate is responsible for the debt. Debt does not transfer to family members, unless the debt was in some way joint or the family member co-signed on the debt. If the family member is being contacted by debt collectors, she can contact the Attorney General's Office for assistance.

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