shadecat wrote: In my state a woman is not responsible for her husbands bills. Or at least it was that way when my cousins husband passed away with heart trouble. As far as I know it is currently that way. Hospitals won't tell you that because they are all about money. It is a general rule that you are not responsible for paying off your spouses medical debt. If you have credit card debt with both of your names on the account you would have to pay that. The cost of medical care has gotten outrageously expensive!
Is a widow liable for husband's debts?
Spouses are only responsible for each other's community property debts, which are bills incurred during the course of the marriage. Spouses are not responsible for each other's separate debts, however. ... You do not have to pay your deceased spouse's debts after he or she dies.
Keep separate accounts!
spouse means half heart according to indian system .so as far as Indians are considered spouse has equal responsibility to his/her partner.