Claims Against The Estate | Patterson Law Firm

Probate & Trust Litigation

Handling 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.