Credit Card Debt on a family death

Hi

I wonder if anyone can help me.

My girlfriend mother died the other week and we found out she owes 50k in credit card debts and no life insurance.

She had a property with her husband and I wonder if he is now liable for her debt even though the credit cards were in her name.

Can someone help me as my girlfriend is worried her dad will be saddled with this debt.
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