My fears were justified--the widower's sister tried to do an end-run around and grab her car but it didn't work Anyway, here's a our problem. The mail came today and one of the forwarded items was a statement for from MBNA for a Platinum+ Card. Now then, is my SO or her dad responsible for paying this bill? It's only in the name of the deceased so there's no joint credit report problems that I can think of. Here's the kicker, neither one of them knew she had this credit card!!! The limit is $9,000 the current balance including a late fee from last month is $10.8k (APR is now 24.98 penalty rate)!!!! I'm inclined to tell them they don't need to pay the bill but I don't know if that's (legally) correct.