Began bankruptcy procedures one month before my father died
A month before my dad died my husband and I filed for bankruptcy. We certainly didn't know he would die at that point. There was no will. Due to receiving a $10,000 life insurance policy ( unexpected), our bankruptcy procedure is being put on hold. He also owned a small home. Besides some medical bills, he owed about $60,000 to a nursing home. Because I am my dad' s soul survivor, am I now responsible for his house and paying his debts from that? There was no will. I don't want the house. The house needs tons of work. Plus he was a hoarder. I mean a serious hoarder with six foot high piles of junk. It had also been condemned by the health department. As he had filed for Medicaid all of his pension and social security had stopped. Catch 22 because no taxes could be paid. For all I know the house could be in a sheriff' s sale. Why is my bankruptcy hearing being put on hold now for something that has nothing to do with me? As I said, there is no will, I certainly don' t even have a dime to get a lawyer involved. I've been left with a big mess that I didn't want anything to do with in the first place. I' m trying to get my own life back together. There is much more to this but they're pretty much the same issues. Besides the incredible anxiety in my personal life, now this, I' m also on permanent disability. Why am I being thrown to the wolves in a case that I didn't ask for? I never signed for responsibility in any of these matters. I made sure I wouldn't be held accountable knowing I myself am broke. HELP!