Wife Died...Do I Owe Her Debt?
Bob isn't sure if he is liable for the credit card debt that is in his late wife's name.
ANSWER: You’re not responsible for your deceased wife’s debts unless you signed on her loans. Her estate, anything she owned, is liable for her debts though. For example, if you owned a house together, it is part of her estate. Anything she owned or that you owned together must be used to cover her debts.