Middlesex, NJ asked in Divorce, Tax Law, Estate Planning and Probate for New Jersey

Q: My ex wife has recently passed away. Am I or my daughter responsible for any or all of her bills?

My ex-wife passed away last week. She was rushed to the hospital and had no medical insurance. Our daughter is a full time college student, and has just turned 21. Is my daughter responsible for her mother's medical bills? Or any other bills? Such as back taxes her mother owed?

Am I responsible for any of those either?

1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Little Neck, NY
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: I'm very sorry for your family's loss. If you wanted to try reposting and adding Probate and Estate Planning as categories, you could have better chances of a response. There's no guarantee all posts are picked up, but it sounds like something where an attorney could give more meaningful input if they knew something about how the financial obligations were originally entered into, estate-related matters, etc. You could leave off the Personal Injury and Products Liability categories to make room for the new ones... those categories are irrelevant here, unless there was something involving an injury award going to the estate. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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