Claims Against The Estate | Patterson Law Firm

Estate Planning

Handling Claims Against the Estate

CLAIMS AGAINST THE ESTATE

Creditors wishing to bring an action against an estate to recover debt are advised to act quickly, since time-sensitive limitations exist.

Clients come to us to recover debts including, but not limited to:

  • Funeral expenses
  • Spousal support
  • Promissory notes secured by deed of trust (i.e., foreclosing)
  • Our lawyers are conversant in probate law as well as family law lawyers. This enables our firm to provide clients with advice encompassing a wider spectrum than would legal advice concerning just one area of law.

    Not only do our lawyers understand the legal mechanics of filing a creditor’s claim against the decedent’s estate, we also offer the option of filing a lawsuit against a decedent’s trust in order to recover past due moneys. But do not wait too long.

    Often, trusting a well-meaning family member to do the right thing can result in lost time and a lost case. Remember: creditors’ rights in this scenario are very time-sensitive.