Many people dread the death of a loved one because that means their loved one isn't around any longer. For some people, the death of a loved one brings up a new horror -- debt collectors.
Some people think that the loved ones who are left behind will have to cover the debts of the person who passed away. This isn't the case. In most cases, the debts of a person who dies will go unpaid unless the person's estate can pay those bills.