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    kdrmv3 is offline Junior Member
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    Unhappy son's debts

    What is the name of your state? California

    My 24 yr old son left some debt and we've heard that next of kin is responsible for paying them. He has no will and no assets to speak of. How do we handle creditors?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kdrmv3
    What is the name of your state? California

    My 24 yr old son left some debt and we've heard that next of kin is responsible for paying them. He has no will and no assets to speak of. How do we handle creditors?
    Don't talk to the creditors and do not give them any of YOUR personal information.

    If you did not agree to be responsible for these debts, then you are not responsible for the debts.

    Creditors will hound you nonetheless so do NOT communicate with them in any way!
    There are two rules for success:

    (1) Never tell everything you know.
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    I AM ALWAYS LIABLE is offline Senior Member
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    [QUOTE=kdrmv3]What is the name of your state? California

    My 24 yr old son left some debt and

    we've heard that next of kin is responsible for paying them.
    MY RESPONSE: That is absolutely, unequivocally, incorrect. In California, the only person who would continue to be responsible would be the spouse, not the "kin."



    He has no will and no assets to speak of. How do we handle creditors?
    MY RESPONSE: In the absense of a spouse, then all you need to do is send the creditors copies of the Certificate of Death. Then, it's all over for the creditors.

    IAAL

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