Generally, no. They can be personally liable for the decedent’s A specific amount of money that a person must pay to another person and which that other person has the legal right to collect. if they took property or benefits from the A person who has passed away. or the The assets and liabilities left behind by a decedent., conspired with the decedent to transfer property in order to defraud the creditors, or personally guaranteed payment of the debt. But generally, people cannot be made responsible for the general debts of others. If the decedent didn’t leave enough assets to pay their creditors, then the creditors will get proportional shares of the estate assets, but the decedent’s children and beneficiaries won’t personally owe the creditors any money for the unpaid balance of the debts.