Dealing with Debt

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Question: my mother died and left me her home and she left owing money am I responsible to pay her debts?

Answer:

Generally in Arizona, unless a will states that the estate must pay for the debt, the person receiving the property receives the property subject to the debt. See A.R.S. § 14-3814 and A.R.S. § 33-405. However, there are specific exceptions and defenses to rules regarding property. You may want to consult with an attorney to find out whether your situation falls within one of the exceptions or how the laws apply to your specific situation.

Comments:

On 7/19/10
lilian angelo said
being charged for phone time, on hold, minutes add up. no answer in 60 min? call back? Seniors do not have this time to sit on hold. I've tried calling several times. Can't something be done to help us out here? I need to talk with someone to help.

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