My husband passed away in July. He didn’t have an estate or life insurance. He has 2 outstanding medical bills. Will they be able to take any of our tax return. The bills have not gone to collections yet. Help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Creditors can only look to his estate for collection of his debts.
If you have not done so already, please get enough original certified copies of his death certificate and send each creditor a certificate and a letter that he passed away. This will generally do the trick and they will write off the debt. That will be the end of it.
I would not wait too long to do this. The sooner you notify them, the better.
How to Handle the Bills After Death
The following information will be helpful if you are dealing with the bills after the death of a loved one. They are listed in no particular order.
- Widow or Widower: How to Handle the Bills After the Death of a Loved One
- How to Handle Collection Calls For A Deceased Person’s Debt
- Past Article on Bills After Death
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