Will I Inherit My Husband's Large Judgement?

by jo
(cape coral, fl, usa)

My husband and I live in Florida. He has a large judgment against him filed both in new york and florida (same judgment). I am no on the judgment. When he dies, he will not have any assets in his estate. Will I still be liable for this judgment, even though I am not on it? I don't own anything either.

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Apr 21, 2011
Judgment for Spouse
by: DebtCollectionAnswers.com


Typically, when one spouse dies with his or her own independent debts, the debt collector will try to collect from the estate if there is one. If there is no estate, then they typically will be out of luck.

We don't know what the situation is with regard to your husband's health, but it might make sense for both of you to set up a a free consultation with a bankruptcy attorney to find out whether or there are any joint assets that could be a risk here. It can give you some additional peace of mind, and the attorney will also discuss options with you if you want to try to resolve the debt.

Read More: How to Handle A Deceased Person?s Debt

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