When a consumer passes away owing money, the debt is satisfied in the deceased debt collection or probate process. If the deceased leaves an estate that is valued above the debt, then creditors will typically be paid off. Secured debt is also usually satisfied. But the probate process can become very complicated based on where a consumer was living, where in the collection process certain accounts were at the time of death, and if debts exceed the value of the estate.

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