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The Statute of Limitations for Your Decedent Claim

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If you have a claim against a decedent’s estate, it is vitally important to ensure that you file it as soon as possible. In legal matters such as these, it is best not to take your sweet time and mull things over.

What Is a Decedent Claim?

In the simplest of terms, a decedent claim is made by an individual or an entity against the estate to receive money or property once the individual has passed on. Claims generally arise just before, during, or after the death of the decedent.

Unfortunately, these claims tend to move extremely fast and can be quite intricate. In this situation, it is best to have legal representation on hand to answer any questions and sort through the highly involved paperwork.

What Type of Claim Can Be Made?

There are many types of claims that can be made against a decedent’s estate. Claims can arise before their death, such as when the decedent made a purchase but never fully paid for the item or service in full. There are also claims that arise after their death, including who they bequeathed their property to after passing.

The Statute of Limitations

The statute of limitations, or time period one has to file a decedent claim after their relative has passed, is currently set to a generous one year. Up to the one-year mark, you can file a claim to receive your part of the deceased’s estate. Should you wait too long, however, you forfeit your claim and any part of the estate bequeathed to you.

If you are concerned about filing a claim for your decedent’s estate and would like to put in the correct paperwork and effort, schedule an appointment with Lucé Law, PC today by calling (972) 632-1300.

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