Who's responsible for mom's debt after she passes?
My mother is 54 and has very little time left. As we have gone through her things, including her medical bills, we realize she is absolutely penniless and in a tremendous amount of debt. She is currently receiving hospice care and we are her full time care givers. Is it best that we file bankruptcy on her behalf before she passes? Will we be responsible for her debt (medical, personal, tax) after she passes? If we don't file bsnkruptcy, what do we tell her collectors until she passes? She owns nothing and has no life insurance. We live in Washington state.