Dealing with Debt

questions & answers

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.

QUESTIONS

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

STORIES

  • He told me that I could actually get all the money I needed by using my home as collateral. . .
  • I just helped my mother, age 89, deal with her Medicare HMO. . .
  • He told me that I could actually get all the money I needed by using my home as collateral. . .

LegalLEARN

YOUR FEEDBACK IS NEEDED

  • Welcome to our Newly Redesigned Website! Let us know how we are doing! Please take a couple of minutes to fill out our survey.

FIND LEGAL HELP

  • Please select your county of residence below.

    County:
     

OTHER LEGAL RESOURCES

  • State Bar of Arizona
    www.azbar.org
  • Maricopa County Bar
    www.maricopabar.org
    Referral number 602-257-4434
  • Pima County Bar
    www.pimacountybar.org
    Referral number 520-623-4625
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline
    800-799-7233
  • Bankruptcy Court Self Help Center
    866-553-0893
  • Certified Legal Document Preparer Program
    Link

ORGANIZATIONS