My husband and I filed for divorce in Jan. 2010. Shortly thereafter, he was diagnosed
with cancer. I non suited the
divorce while he was receiving cancer treatments to allow him to remain on my
insurance. We also lived together
again for a few months while he was receiving chemo but separated for good in October 2010. We negotiated a settlement agreement
(essentially an agreed divorce settlement) in January 2011 but, once my
attorney drafted the agreement, my husband refused to sign. My husband's health has deteriorated to
the point that he is being placed on hospice.
I own a home that I purchased before our marriage.
As far as I know, all of my husband’s
medical has been covered by the insurance company and his premiums were being
paid by a charity organization.
know that my husband has quit paying on his credit cards and car (all in his
When we separated
originally, he was to take the debt in his name and I was to take the debt in
my name (we’ve never had debt in both our names).
I know he has a lump sum of cash in his bank account b/c
he’s been receiving disability payments but has not been paying any bills in
At time of separation, he
did not have a will.
What debt of his could I be liable for?
Can he will, to someone other than me, his 50%
interest in my 401k (that accrued while we were married)?
He receives disability/social security and has
been receiving the family maximum even though we are separated. If he passes and we are still married,
will I receive benefits as a surviving spouse and receive benefits for our