Creditors and Probate

July 3, 2018

When your friend or family member passes away, you may be in the position that you will be appointed as the personal representative of the estate. The personal representative is the one who is responsible to make sure that the person’s will is properly executed, or if there is no will, that the estate is […]

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Probate Basics, Part 5

June 22, 2016

Part of an occasional series on probate. What About Paying Creditors? Do beneficiaries have to pay creditors out of their own pocket if the estate is insolvent? Generally not. In the same way you can’t take it with you, you can’t make others responsible for your debts, at least not without their consent. (Otherwise a […]

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