Before a decedent’s estate gets distributed, the administrator has to notify creditors. We’ve talked about that recently in an earlier post. In addition to notifying known as suspected creditors by mail, the California probate code has another requirement. The executor or administrator of the state must also notify creditors publicly. California probate code mandates that the notification of creditors occur in three separate publications in certain newspapers within specific time constraints. Often, a free weekly advertising publication will work. At any rate though, proof of the publication also has to be filed with the probate court.

Deadline For Filing A Claim As A Creditor

Creditors must file a claim against the estate as a creditor within set time frames or it’s barred from its share of the estate. There are two time periods: Either, the creditor must file a claim four months after that date of issuance of the letters appointing the representative or sixty days after the notice was given to the creditor. They determine which time period to go by by determining which time frame is earlier. The earlier of these two deadlines if the deadline for a creditor to file a claim against the estate. Also, if they are going to file a claim they must do it with the court (as we talked about earlier) and they mist serve a copy to the estate’s personal representative.

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