How do I go about notifying creditors of a death?
How do I notify creditors of a death and submit claims in the deceased's estate?
Assuming you are the executor of a will that is being administered in the United States, the law provides a fairly forthright procedure for notifying creditors and potential creditors.
First, you must send notices to all creditors you know about, as gleaned through a search of their personal papers and bills.
And second, you must publish a notice--called a Legal Notice--in the local newspaper where the person lived and was likely to incur debts. The purpose of this is to notify potential creditors--those you don't know about directly--of the death and their need to alert you about debts the deceased person owes them.
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