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My Mom Passed Away and I'm Paying Her Old Credit Card Bill

Posted January 5, 2015

Dear Steve,

My mom recently passed away and she has a credit card in her name on which I was an authorized user. My Dad who is still living was not on the account and did not know she had the card. I have been paying the bill for the last few months as my Mom was ill before her passing and unable to take care of things and did not want my Dad to know about the card. Debt is approximately $11,000.00.

Will my dad be stuck with this debt? Should I just continue to pay the bill?

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Steve Rhode
WRAL Get Out of Debt Guy

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Steve Rhode has had careers in opthalmology, real estate and as the head of a nonprofit debt counseling firm. On his blog, he offers hard-won, free advice about getting out of debt, consolidation and making the right choices as you manage your money.