Is she financially responsible for any missed payments or fees even if she does not want to keep the vehicle/house? 2 Answers as of July 31, 2017

My late fiancé's mother is his next of kin on his death certificate. His car payment and house mortgage have not been paid, and are up for repossession/foreclosure.

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Law Ofices of Edwin K. Niles | Edwin K. Niles
No, she has no personal duty to make payments. Eventually, the lenders will repossess/foreclose. But in today's real estate market, are you (or she) sure that there's no equity in the house?
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 7/31/2017
Law Offices of George H. Shers | George H. Shers
Anyone can refuse an inheritance. She is not personally liable for any of his debts, but if she takes any assets they come with what ever liens or debts are against them. Maybe the car and/or house are worth less than the money owed on them.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 7/30/2017
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