Losing Spouse/Parent

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Question: My father passed away and now the bill collectors are contacting his ex wife who in turn is giving them my number. Can the bill collectors come after my four sisters or myself if there was no will or beneficiaries? Thank you.

Answer:

You may want to review the article listed on this site on the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. If the assets are passed by will or succession, then creditors may have a claim if they had a preexisting claim and were not properly notified of the person's passing. You may want to look at the laws included in title 14 of the Arizona Revised Statutes (A.R.S.), which contains laws on trusts and estates including rights of creditors when a deceased passed with a will.

The laws in this area can be complicated, therefore, if you may want to contact an attorney to talk about your specific situation.

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