Would I be responsible for my wife’s medical bills if she dies?

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Would I be responsible for my wife’s medical bills if she dies?

My wife has chronic pain and can only get accepted for small insurance policy and would like to know about medical bills after she passed?

Asked on October 3, 2017 under Estate Planning, Kentucky

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

In KY, a husband is liabile for all "necessary expenses" provided to his wife after marriage. This includes medical bills, which re almost alway "necessary". This is true regardless of their ability to pay.


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