Chicago, IL asked in Consumer Law, Estate Planning and Insurance Bad Faith for Arkansas

Q: My mom passed away in June and incurred 250,000 dollars in medical debt. If I'm making payments can they take my home?

My mom passed away from cirrosis in June and the insurance company denied her claim. Since then My step-dad was trying to be in control of paying the medical bills but he is elderly and received a collection notice from one doctor which means he's missed some of the bills. I'm the executor of her estate and I'm going in tomorrow to try and consolidate all the bills into one monthly payment. My question is can the hospital, baptist memorial sure me for my home if I go in tomorrow and set up a payment arrangement for the amount owed? I'm so worried I'm going to lose moms house.

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Brandon M Haubert
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Brandon M Haubert
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  • North Little Rock, AR
  • Licensed in Arkansas

A: You need to discuss your options with an Arkansas probate lawyer. Your mother's estate may be insolvent and the bills may not need to be paid. The house may be protected depending on how it was titled. You need to discuss your options with a lawyer. You probably are not liable for any of the debt, but you may do/sign something that makes you liable without knowing it.

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