Orlando, FL asked in Probate for Florida

Q: My dads estate was probated and signed by judge 12/30/17 recieved claim from credit card for $1800 am I obligated to pay

Notifications were in paper to creditors judge stated in order that there be immediate distribution of assets on the 12/30/17 order

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Christin Coleman Gallardo
Christin Coleman Gallardo
  • hollywood, FL

A: If you are saying that an Order of Discharge was signed on 12/30/17 and that a Notice to Creditors was published providing that creditors had three months to file a claim, then this is an untimely filed claim for which the Estate is not responsible. The only way you might obligated to pay a creditor out of assets you already received from an estate is where it was a Summary Administration and no notice to creditors.

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