claim against an estate
- 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
- 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.
- The bank filed a claim against an estate of the deceased borrower to recover the outstanding mortgage loans.
- She timely filed a claim against an estate recovering her loan given to the deceased person.