Am I responsible for my deceased husband’s student loans?

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Am I responsible for my deceased husband’s student loans?

Asked on March 22, 2012 under Bankruptcy Law, Connecticut

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

Whether or not you are ultimately personally responsible for your deceased husband's student loans depends upon whether or not these loans were taken when you were married to him or not. If you were not married to him when the loans were taken out, then his estate is responsible for the loan's payment.

If you were married to him at the time the loans were taken, then your marital estate would be responsible for these loans under the laws of most states in this country. I suggest that you consult with a Wills and trust attorney further about your question.


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