Hyattsville, MD asked in Small Claims, Collections and Probate for Maryland

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Seeking a lawyer who does claims from a deceased friend account..who borrowed from me before passing.

How do i handle this nightmare.?

I am in md.

1 Lawyer Answer
Cedulie Renee Laumann
Cedulie Renee Laumann
Answered
  • Probate Lawyer
  • Crownsville, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: The law sets strict time frames for asserting a claim against a deceased person. Creditors may file a claim in the Estate of a decedent although this is generally limited to the first 6 months after death. The Register of Wills has claim forms available for filing with a modest filing fee per claim. If the claim is rejected or suit needs to be filed to establish entitlement to money, it may be advisable to use the services of a lawyer. You may wish to start by contacting the Lawyer Referral Service for the county in which the case/claim would be filed.

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