Norman, OK asked in Collections and Health Care Law for Oklahoma

Q: In the state of Oklahoma is a wife responsible for her husbands medical bills after death?

There is no property owned nor any other asset to go to probate. He leaves me a single parent of our 4 children, all under the age of 13. He was the only one working. I have been a homemaker for the length of our 14 yr marriage. He did have a life insurance policy for $25000. But no other financial resource of any kind as far as I know.

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Anna L Self
Anna L Self
  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Oklahoma City, OK
  • Licensed in Oklahoma

A: Yes, you can be held responsible for the medical debt of your spouse. You can see if you can negotiate a lower amount with the creditors or you can see if bankruptcy would be an option for you to discharge the medical debt. Good luck!

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