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March 13, 2006

Florida Probate Claims Definition

Probate Claim:

Claims are debts of the estate. There are two types of creditors in Florida a known or reasonably ascertainable creditor and all others. For claims the Personal Representative is aware of or should be aware of a creditor in Florida has the greater of 30 days from being served or 3 months from publication to file a claim in the probate court or the claim will likely no longer be valid. For all other creditors they are limited to 3 months from publication. If there is not enough money in an estate to pay all the claims then Florida statute 733.707 would determine the order of payment.