Are my assets protected in the case of my husband incurring large medical bills?

UPDATED: Jun 27, 2012

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Are my assets protected in the case of my husband incurring large medical bills?

My husband and I recently remarried after being divorced for a year. In the previous marriage we had a Will made that all assets would go to me in the event of his death. Is this still in force? Also, I have kept all of my assets in my name since our remarriage. If he were to incur high medical bills due to his ailing health and no health insurance, can I be sued for payment if he incurs large medical bills even though my assets are in my name?

Asked on June 27, 2012 under Family Law, Georgia


FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

So long as the Will that you have written about of your current husband still names you as his beneficiary, then the Will is valid as is regardless of the dissolution and the re-marriage.

As to your separate assets being subject to creditors of your husband for medical treatment that could be incurred during your marriage, your separate assets woul not be subject to these creditors.

However, any marital assets that you and your husband incur during your marriage would be subject to collection by judgment creditors of your husband for medical bills incurred during the period of your marriage.

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