What to do about an old debt?

Question Details: About 13 years ago, my ex-husband and I had a car repossessed. We were divorced 2 years later. At divorce he took responsibility for the debt incurred. My ex passed away 3 years ago. Last week I was subpoenaed to court for the bill. During the past 12 years I have not been contacted regarding this debt until last year, 2 years after my ex had passed. I pulled my credit report 2 months ago to refinance and there's nothing on my credit report. Am I now responsible for this debt, along with all the interest and fees its accrued after all these years? What should my next step be?

Eric Redman / Redman Ludwig, P.C. Answered 7 years ago | Contributor
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