The Florida Probate Code generally requires that creditors file claims with the probate court within just three months after notice to creditors is published by the personal representative of the decedent’s estate. If the claim is not properly filed on time, then the personal representative is generally not required to pay the creditor.
Of course, there are exceptions in all cases, which is why the creditor of a Pinellas County decedent should engage a Pinellas County probate attorney to advise the creditor and prepare the statement of claim in the probate estate proceeding.
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