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Debts of Decedent

Question: When one’s parent dies with a credit card balance, is the child legally responsible to pay it?

Answer: Only from the assets of the decedent/ estate. Beware of debt collectors who try to collect decedent’s debts from family members who are not legally liable. Many such attempts are deceptive and violate the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.