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I am sorry for your loss.
You would not be liable for the debts and cannot be criminally responsible. But his estate will have to pay the money back and that will come ahead of anyone inheriting.
Does that clarify the law?
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Yes you would have to sell the house to pay it back.
As the house was his that asset has to go to pay taxes and bills and this will count as money the estate has to pay back and so the house will have to be sold if you cannot otherwise pay all that is owing.
I wish I had a different answer for you.
No you cannot be charged.
I hope they allow a payment plan. They very well may.
No they cannot threaten you with anything aside from seizing the house.