Governor Cuomo Advises Consumers About New Protections for Grieving Families Targeted by Debt Collectors

Posted to Applied Web NY on Thu, 03/28/2019 - 14:32

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a new law limiting debt collections against deceased debtors and their families is now in effect. If an individual dies with an outstanding debt, collection agencies seeking to collect on the debt from next-of-kin or surviving family members must affirmatively inform them that they are not legally obligated to repay the debt. Specifically, no principal creditors and/or debt collection agencies can make any representation that a person is required to pay the debt of a family member in a way that contravenes with established fair debt collection practices.

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