Saint Petersburg, FL asked in Estate Planning for Utah

Q: How long is the creditors period in the state of Utah

We are a Fiduciary Trustee and our client is deceased, I would like to know how long is the creditors period in Utah and does the Trustee have a duty to send a Notice to creditors? We are not Personal Representatives, but there are no estate assets so there will not be a formal probate.

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William Tyler Melling
William Tyler Melling
  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Cedar City, UT
  • Licensed in Utah

A: Good question. Usually, creditor claims to an estate expire 12 months after death. That being said, best practice is to notify before distributions are made to beneficiaries. Requirements of fiduciary trustees may be higher, so I would suggest retaining counsel regarding your legal obligations.

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