Not an attorney, but the affidavit includes:
By accepting the decedent’s property under this section, I assume a duty to apply the property transferred for the
payment of obligations according to priorities established under §859.25, Wisconsin Statutes, and to distribute any
balance to those persons designated in the appropriate governing instrument, as defined in §854.01, Wisconsin
Statutes, or if there is no governing instrument, according to the rules of intestate succession under ch. 852,
So tell them of the obligation. There is no privacy issue. If they don't pay the obligation, then the bank can sue them. They have to act no different that a court appointed trustee of an official estate.
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