Similar to the question How to deal with credit card debt from a family member that has passed away:
Person A was made an authorized user of his father's credit cards awhile back, with separate cards issued in Person A's name. Then his father died. A is the executor of his father's estate, but hasn't had time to settle the estate. A is not the sole heir. In the meantime, he has still been using the authorized credit cards and making (minimum required) payments, but there's now tens of thousands of dollars of debt on the cards.
Complicating things is that A has developed advanced stage cancer and may only live for another couple years. It is unlikely that he will make enough money to pay off the credit card debt, given that it was all accrued before the onset of his illness and he is generating even less cash now because of increased medical expenses.
Question 1: If A, as executor, settles his father's estate, must the father's credit card debt be paid out of the estate's assets, or is A personally responsible for the debt?
Question 2: (Maybe not much different from #1) If A dies before settling his father's estate and before paying back the debt on his father's cards, which estate is responsible for the debt?