The Claim Trap: One Year Limitation On Making Claims Against a Decedent

The Claim Trap: One Year Limitation On Making Claims Against a Decedent

So someone owes you money or promises to leave you part of their estate in exchange for your promise to take care of them…but then they don’t.  Well you have a claim against a decedent, but that claim must be acted on quickly.  The outside deadline is one year from the date of death, if you fail to act by this time you are FOREVER barred in asserting your claim.  And by “forever” I mean forget about the money you are owed for good.