claim against an estate

Definition of "claim against an estate"
  1. A written statement submitted to an estate's executor or administrator by someone who believes they are owed money following the death of a person. The claim, assessed by the executor, is either approved wholly, approved partially, or denied. If denied, the claimant can demand a court hearing. There is a legal period for filing such a claim that begins upon either the publication of a death notice or a date determined by state law
How to use "claim against an estate" in a sentence
  1. After a neighbor's death, I had to file a claim against an estate for the unpaid repair works I had done in his house.
  2. The bank filed a claim against an estate of the deceased borrower to recover the outstanding mortgage loans.
  3. She timely filed a claim against an estate recovering her loan given to the deceased person.

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