Saint Francisville, LA asked in Estate Planning and Probate for Georgia

Q: My dad died recently owing me a personal debt of just over 8000. Do I need to file anything with his estate?

My sister has agreed to pay me, but now that we are in probate, I don't know if I should send a "bill" or not.

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Jammie Taire
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Jammie Taire
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  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Snellville, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: I would first like to extend my sympathy regarding the loss of your father. The short answer to your question is yes. You should file a claim against the estate in probate. Sending out a "bill" to your sister is not sufficient. In order to protect your claim a properly filed claim against the estate is the best remedy.

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