What is a notice to creditors ?
A notice to creditors is part of the probate process. It is the official notification to alert both creditors and debtors of the probate of a deceased person’s estate. Here is some information on how to place a notice to creditors in the appropriate newspaper.
How long must this notice to creditors run?
A notice to creditors must be published once a week for two consecutive weeks or more in the local newspaper where the decedent died. When there is not a local newspaper the notice to creditors must be published in any newspaper that is in circulation in the county.
The notice to creditors is part of the probate process. It is the official notification to alert creditors and debtors of the probate of a deceased persons estate. The reason these types of ads are placed is because they give creditors the chance to become aware of the death. Additionally, it also allows the estate to settle any outstanding debts during a probate process.
What information does a Notice to creditors need to contain?
A notice to creditors needs to contain the following information
- Descendent name or next of kin
- File number for the estate
- The address of the court where the proceedings are pending.
- The name and address of a personal representative and the name and address of the attorney.
- Date when ad first runs
How is cost determined for a notice to creditors?
The cost of the ad is figured per word. Additionally, in most cases and the cost of the ad can be reimbursed from the estate.
We will help you place your death notice or death announcement. In your local publication or in any publication in the United States. Public and Legal Notices are a timeless tradition. Notices act as accessible channels of communication between the general public and the government. For additional help in writing a notice to creditors or to place another type of legal notice please see this page.