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.
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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