A recent widow whose late husband had been in a nursing home for 2 years before his death one day and is informed that she owes over a $100,000 to the nursing home where her husband died. She lives modestly and does not have the money. Is she required to pay for a spouse’s medical or hospital bill if that spouse has died?
What about the case where one is separated but not yet divorced? Would a person be obligated to pay the bills of a husband or wife from whom one is separated and planning to divorce?