My husband's father had a share of property left to him in a trust, but before he would receive any money, if he wanted to sell the property, the "debt" had to be subtracted first. My husbands father passed away and the property went to my husband, but does that mean that the debt would transfer to him also?
If I understand your question properly, the answer would be yes. He would be transferred the equity and the debt of the property. That being said, there could be clauses within the trust documentation that states differently. It may be would be worth you time to contact an estate planning attorney to go through the trust documentation to make sure.
You are going to need an attorney to sort this out. Laws vary by state, by type of property and type of trust. There is no correct universal answer. Because this likely represents a good bit of money, it will likely be well worth your while to contact an estate planning attorney that practices in the state whose laws govern the trust. If you know the name of the law firm that drafted the trust, and it should be attached to the copy of the trust,, that is probably your best initial contact.