If my ex has no money or possessions of any value, when he dies who pays? 6 Answers as of June 11, 2014

Our children won't be liable, will they?

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Law Offices of Frances Headley | Frances Headley
Your children will not be liable for his final expenses unless they voluntarily agree to pay.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 6/11/2014
Law Offices of George H. Shers | George H. Shers
Heirs are not liable for the bills or debts of the deceased. The amount of the estate is reduced by those debts. If there are no assets, the bills do not get paid.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 6/11/2014
James Law Group
James Law Group | Christine James
No. If he has no assets the bills go unpaid. If he has assets, they go to the creditors until the creditors are paid and if anything is left, to the kids.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 6/11/2014
Law Ofices of Edwin K. Niles | Edwin K. Niles
Pay for what?
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 6/11/2014
Law Office Of Victor Waid
Law Office Of Victor Waid | Victor Waid
No one is liable, but the taxpayer will be on the hook for burial expenses, for family failure to care for the their deceased family members.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 6/11/2014
    The Schreiber Law Firm
    The Schreiber Law Firm | Jeffrey D. Schreiber
    To the extent he had any money or property, it would be required that that property be used to pay his liabilities. If he has nothing, his creditors receive nothing. Just because you are related to someone does not make you responsible for the debts they incurred while living. However, if they agree to pay for medical expenses or funeral expenses or the like, they will be required to sign to be responsible even though it is for him. That would be their debt, so they need to make sure that is understood before they agree to anything.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 6/11/2014
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