Q: A bank wants to sue a deceased family member for credit card debt and served us papers. How should we handle this?
The deceased family member lived in a different state than us and left no assets. We also had their mail temporarily forwarded to us in NY. The bank traced the forwarding and filed a suit in our state. They are unaware the family member has passed. Should we just alert them to the death and be done? Do we need a death certificate? Will they still try to sue us even though we had nothing to do with the debt or family member? Thank you.
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