accrued interest

by Marlene
(Weedville, Pa. USA)

My mother-in-law was in a nursing home in 1993 for 3 months, then passed. The home has a lein on her property which was transfered to her son George, my husband. He passed in November 2011. Am I still responsible for paying this debt? The figure for the lein was $15,000; Now is $26,000.The property is not worth this amount, and I am having trouble selling it, and can't afford to pay the lein off for a clear title. I feel it is unfair for this burden to be put on me at age 71, since I am unable to work.This would deplete most of my ss. income.

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Feb 10, 2013
accrued interest

I am not sure about the answer to your question Marlene. On the one hand, your husband inherited the house with the lien on it, not you. So, that would argue that you are not responsible for paying the lien. But, did your husband put you on the title to the house? Did your answer to either of these questions is yes, then you may in fact be responsible for the lien.

For a more definitive answer to your question, I recommend that you talk with an estate planning attorney. Go here to consult with one Ask Estate Lawyers Now.

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