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claim against an estate
a written statement filed with the executor or administrator of the estate by a creditor of a deceased person. Bringing a claim against an estate you are telling the representative of the decedent that the decedent owed you money. Many courts have official forms for the claim against decedent's estate. It is a very simple form stating the names of a … Full Definition »
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interested person
“Interested person” means any person who may reasonably be expected to be affected by the outcome of the particular proceeding involved. In any proceeding affecting the estate or the rights of a beneficiary in the estate, the personal representative of the estate shall be deemed to be an interested person. The term does not include a beneficiary who has … Full Definition »
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claim against an estate
a written statement filed with the executor or administrator of the estate by a creditor of a deceased person. Bringing a claim against an estate you are telling the representative of the decedent that the decedent owed you money. Many courts have official forms for the claim against decedent's estate. It is a very simple form stating the names of a … Full Definition »
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